November 11, 2018 I remember my short stint as a legion bartender in the early 1970s. The bar regularly filled with the kind of ardent characters you’d find in novels. Their horrifying storylines went back to the slaughters of the Great War, through the butcheries of the 40s, and on… Read more“Never Again”
For some reason it is important for aggressive people to expose the mistakes of others and to hold these as evidence of character flaws. For them conflict is good and a victory happens when they are able to leave someone worse off than they found them.
Be selfish about your ability to think.
Consider these two experiences underscoring the selective misuse of multitasking. First, I once attended a time management conference where a presenter held a wedge shaped, wood block high in the air. What is this, came the presenter’s ice-breaking question? People yelled out “door stop,” “giant shoe horn” and several other… Read more“Multitasking and Humanity”
I suppose this will sound like a rant, but I really want to use this story as an example of how we might consider care as a constituent of ethics. The other day I watched Paul Earnest, the White House Press Secretary, announce the Ottawa attack that killed Cpl. Nathan… Read more“The Ethics of Care”
I enjoyed this quote from Steven Lukes’s book Moral Relativism. “Its [moral relativism’s] message is not, as its advocates typically say, tolerance but rather abstention – denial of ‘our’ right to judge the beliefs and practices of others, which goes together with the corollary they seldom mention: denial of ‘their’… Read more“Moral Relativism”