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September 04, 2014
Black United Students at Kent State University Stage a “Die In”
Today at 1 pm EST, Black United Students organized and staged a "die in" at Kent...
September 01, 2014
‘Late to Love’ Round-up!
My debut album, Late to Love, was released in all formats on the feast of St....
August 28, 2014
The Way of Beauty: From Aesthetics to Art
A great deal of ink has been spilled lately about the need to appreciate what...
August 19, 2014
Phenomenology is in the Air!
The manuscript that began as my doctoral dissertation was finally sent to my editor this...
August 04, 2014
CNN Exposes Socialist Catholic Archbishops
CNN's recent story about Catholic Archbishops is purportedly about their lavish homes, but in reality the...
August 04, 2014
How Being a Poor Lay Catholic Missionary Changed My Politics
CNN just ran a rather unqualified story on the residences of Catholic Archbishops in the US....
June 28, 2014
Agonism, Antagonism, and Attitudes About Certainty
I think PEG really hit one nail on the head in his last post of...
June 18, 2014
Against Methods: The Arts of the Ordinary
This is another reply to Pascal Emanuel Gobry, in particular to his recent reply to me...
June 02, 2014
“Moronic Manhood” at Ethika Politika
My essay on manhood at Ethika Politika is something I've wanted to write for many,...
April 24, 2014
“Musings” on LATE TO LOVE with Iguana
Almost two years ago, my good friend and fellow philosopher of education (at Hofstra University),...
February 20, 2014
The Tree of Life: An Overview
Characters: Father: Brad Pitt. Mother: Jessica Chastain. Adult Eldest Son: Sean Penn. Eldest Son...
December 21, 2013
(The late David Foster Wallace's 2005 "This Is Water" Kenyon College commencement speech drones in...
May 12, 2013
The Womb of Love: A Womanist Manifesto
The Ascension is a soft-spoken Catholic feast about dwelling in a prolonged and reoccurring Advent....
March 23, 2013
Franciscan Theatrics: Papa Francisco’s Gangsta Ways
"Show, don't tell." This could be the Franciscan evangelical motto. The Franciscan tradition is rooted...
January 29, 2013
Space, and not being smart in an e-mail.
Sorry, readers. The end of the month is usually the time when I'm trying to...
January 20, 2013
A Tale of Three Cubicles (full length)
Part One I was first assigned to the beam-cutting station, but I asked to be...
January 20, 2013
A Tale of Three Cubicles, Epilogue
Part I Part II Part III I was destined for the collar. Everyone seemed to...
January 13, 2013
A Tale of Three Cubicles, Part III
Part I Part II The opening details are mostly unimportant. The hiring process was convoluted...
January 10, 2013
A Tale of Three Cubicles, Part II
Part I. Bilingual Benefits Representative. That seemed pretty good. What was it? Target Corporation, corporate...
January 05, 2013
A Tale of Three Cubicles, Part I
I was first assigned to the beam-cutting station, but I asked to be reassigned. I...
January 04, 2013
New Year’s Eve
I spent New Year's Eve with a buddy from college. We weren't super close while...
December 31, 2012
Education, The Craft of Desire
There is a universal and inextricable relationship between desire and belief. This relationship contains and...
December 19, 2012
Those Immune to Violence Arm and Disarm
My late Tio "Manino" (short for Marcelino) had an bottle of Mexican brandy beside his...
November 12, 2012
Beso, Abrazo y Ternura
(A note to English readers: this begins a series of Spanish-language essays I will post...
November 02, 2012
I Miss My Brother: A Sports Memoir
ESPN is the world's best worst psychic. Always looking ahead to the next story, inventing...
October 11, 2012
Faith and Food
Happy Year of Faith, everyone! On Monday, I think I raised some eyebrows when I...
October 08, 2012
The Politics of Language on Columbus Day
The two Spanish words that summarize the predominant reading and counter-reading of Columbus Day are descubrimiento...
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