Class Notes

Foundations of Educational Thought — sixth meeting … [Read more...]

A Poem for Remus

My dear friend, Brad, has a beautiful greyhound dog named Remus. Remus was just diagnosed with cancer. I wrote the following poem for him: … [Read more...]


I am very happy and honored to announce the “change” I’ve been hinting about: I will soon be joining the Catholic Portal at Patheos. This photo will be the page header, custom designed by Mike Blaha, my longtime friend and an exceptional, multitalented artist. Check out his work at Blahagraphy. … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin patch. (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

White Sedan

White sedan. (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

Class Notes

Historical Foundations of Education — sixth meetingThe readings for last week were Emerson’s Self-Reliance and Melville’s Bartleby the Scrivener. We began with the exercise that flopped on Moday: a comparison of animated mini-lectures by Sir Ken Robinson and Slavoj Zizek. The class seemed interested in it as more than an exercise, so we used Zizek’s call for a “soft apocalyptic” voice within the anti-capitalist discussion — a very overt critique of Leftist piety — to begin to understand the pov … [Read more...]

En el Principio Moraba

San Juan de la Cruz, “En el principio moraba” (Taken with Instagram) … [Read more...]

A Curriculum of Life @ First Things

An abridged version of my essay, “A Curriculum of Life,” has been published by First Things, at their “On the Square” column. If you miss some of the original sections, that were removed during the editorial process, I have good news: after the publication of my book, Liturgy as Mystagogy, the sequel will be a book-length treatment of this very subject, by the same title. In fact the subtitle to Liturgy as Mystagogy is “An introduction to a curriculum of … [Read more...]

Artwork for my Primer

A draft of some of the artwork — drawn by my prodigy of a little sister — for my forthcoming book, A Primer for Philosophy and Education. … [Read more...]

Libertad! Igualdad! Fraternidad!

You sullen pig of a man you force me into the mud with your stinking ash-cart!/ Brother! — if we were rich we’d hold our chests out and hold our heads high!/ It is dreams that have destroyed us./ There is no more pride in horses or in rein holding. We sit together brooding our fate./ Well — all things turn bitter in the end whether you choose the right or the left way and — dreams are not a bad thing. ~ William Carlos Williams … [Read more...]