Monthly Archives: December 2016

What I learned this year from The Teaching Company’s Great Courses

I have a 22-40 minute morning commute to work, the longer time often due to absolutely no reason at all except … drivers.gettyimages-55743523_1472835076262_5913880_ver1-0

I used to listen to NPR, then classical music, but this past summer I started listening again to lectures from The Teaching Company. Quite a few of them, as it has turned out: Continue reading

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Correctness, political or not, is even more necessary than ever

political-correctnessSeven years ago, I had something to say about the need for political correctness. Christmas season, negative “news” fanning fake flames, mind-boggling intellectual numbness (or dearth)…at the time, I had hopes that the populace would eventually come to their senses. A couple of days ago, The Guardian ran an article, “Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy“, which gave me pause to reflect on one of its theses. Could it really be one of the contributing causes to the rise of the most offensive on every level x-elects we’ve ever had? Continue reading