Christmas Is Canceled This Year.

Ugh.  The happiest day of my year, each of the last 8 years before this one was always the day the Yankees would be eliminated for the year.  There was nothing like watching the locker room of Yankees on the verge of tears choking back their frustrations as they answered humiliating questions about why the highest paid team in baseball just choked again.

But this year, there is no Christmas, the dreaded has happened.  And it’s an awful night to be a Yankee-hater living in the Bronx.  And I expect it to be an awful 12 months ahead in this respect.  For the rest of my feelings on the subject, I defer to Mr. Hetfield and company, who express them far better than I could:

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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.


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