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Smelly Dogs and Lost Highways

Before there was glorious Tim, there was sweet Jake.  Jake wasn't as big as Tim or as goofy, but he persevered- training with me for marathons, fighting off two pit bulls and then two German shepherds, even surviving the attack... Continue Reading →

Baseball, David Duchovny, and the Nature of Time

My family are Red Sox nuts. We have swag, we know stats, and we watch a lot of baseball (well, my flat mates do. I occassionally remember a name and look up fromwhatever I am reading to catch a highlight,... Continue Reading →

Remind me again of why I love you…

From the Greek, philosophy means the love of or desire for wisdom.   So when you think about it, philosophy is a pretty romantic gig. Like dating someone you actually like and want to know better. Except in this instance,... Continue Reading →

Self Awareness for Self-Worth: Why I am not The Trampoline Queen

The purpose or telos of human existence according to Hegel is self-consciousness.  When someone is fully self-conscious the things that she thinks she knows are actually true.  In other words, when self-conscious or self-aware my perception of the world and, more... Continue Reading →

A Love Story for all Time: Dante’s Divine Comedy

Great DiscoursesDante first saw Beatrice when he was 9 and she was 8 (or so). He arrived at a party at her home with his parents and she was there. They didn't even speak.In La Vita Nuova Dante suggests that at... Continue Reading →

Brothers Karamazov, Popples and William Shatner, of course. In Brothers Karamazov we are given at least two different accounts of love. The first comes to us through the Grand Inquisitor.  We will all agree that for to love to be true, it has to be freely granted.... Continue Reading →

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