Category Virtue

A little late, but not too late: My Book Review of Edward Feser’s “The Last Superstition”

Whooooo-eee! I am pretty late for this entry, my friends–I meant to post it up last friday. But it ended up being sooooo big I had to delay it to be happy with it! I think you’ll see why, because it’s nearly 40 thousand words! But I think it’s worth it, so I hope you […]

A Brush with the Law

Not a long entry for you today, friends, or even a “Relaxation Saga” entry, though I’ll probably do one of those next week. Instead, I’d just like to describe an amusing incident I already told some friends of mine on Facebook about, along with some lessons learned from it. Long story short, I got pulled […]

Chatroom Justice

This entry’s actually been cross-posted to my Tumblr and facebook blogs–I figured some of you might be interested in these sorts of matters, so I copied it here as well. I have, in a stroke of the most thorough irony, acquired a rather sturdy tolerance for the people called “Social Justice Warriors” over the past […]

Orals Tips

It’s that time again, my friends. One more post on things I’ve learned from grad school, this time on a specific academic subject. Since completing my orals was the greatest triumph of my life so far, I’m going to give you all some tips I’ve gleaned from the process! Granted, they’ll apply primarily to oral […]

Ralph Ellison quotes

All quotes in this entry come from here: Ellison, Ralph. Shadow and Act. New York: Vintage Books, 1995. “We [American blacks] know we’re not the creatures which our enemies in the white South would have us be and we know too that neither color nor our civil predicament explain us adequately. Our strength is that […]

Quotes from James Baldwin

No quickshot review today, my friends. I’ve gotten to be really, really busy and I haven’t the time even for those sorts of entries. I do have just enough time, however, to share a few good quotes from the book I’m reading this week: James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time. The proper citation for the […]

Quick Thoughts on W.E.B. Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk

As promised, brothers and sisters, here’s my quickshot review of William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (Du-Boys)’s 1903 masterpiece, The Souls of Black Folk. All the page numbers you’ll see come from the 1989 Penguin Edition.The bibliographic citation would be this: Du Bois, W.E.B (Introduction by Donald Gibson, Notes by Monica Elbert). The Souls of Black […]