Happy October Everybody!

From the invigorating chill in the air to the early evening darkness to the crackling and crunching of leaves under one’s feet to the romantic multicolored trees to the stress of a school semester speeding up to the harrows of Halloween to the electricity in baseball stadiums filled with freezing fans cheering their champions—there is no greater month of the year in my book than October.  Let’s go everybody who plays against the Yankees!


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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • http://atheistsandchristians.com Mike aka MonolithTMA

    That photo brought tears to my eyes. It’s gorgeous! My fiance is from Boston and a Red Sox fan so she also is rooting for anyone who plays the Yankees.

  • Daniel Fincke

    Isn’t it spectacular?? You have to click on the link in the post for more of them, they’re just gorgeous.

  • Aaron Greenberg

    Gorgeous photo. But they should revoke your work permit in the Bronx for that last sentence.

  • Daniel Fincke

    hahahaha, yeah, I’m an atheist Mets fan at a Catholic school in the Bronx. I guess I must be addicted to testing the limits of people’s hospitality ;)