A Kick in the Shins: Where Empathy (Without Authority) Gets You

I found this section amusing from a New York Times story on how one school is going out of its way to teach “empathy” to its students: “On the bar mitzvah circuit, students have started handing out alternatives like water bottles and pajama pants. Jason Thurm, 13, collected more than 200 of the personalized sweatshirts [Read More…]

Pickup Basketball, Ethical Fabrics, and the “Larry Bird” Moment

My erstwhile blog partner Stanley Fish has just written a post called “My Life on the Court” for the NYT on how much he loves basketball.  I found it quite enjoyable, and you might too, especially if you enjoy pickup basketball. Fish’s love affair with basketball: “I have been playing basketball since I was seven [Read More…]