Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World As the inauguration of Donald Trump as President draws near it is important to remember the words of the late Adlai Stevenson who once wrote: “Unreason and anti-intellectualism abominate thought. Thinking implies disagreement; and disagreement implies…

Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh ugh ugh. Still haven’t finished up chapter 1. Partially, this is motivation: It’s gotten so much warmer that I’ve been spending more time outside eating and enjoying myself. But partially it’s because the act of reorganizing the chapter seems to be like a “one step forward, two steps back” sort of […]

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World, Since I posted about Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address and the Four Freedoms yesterday, I thought that I would follow it up with just a couple of truths from him: “Unhappy events…

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World I have written a lot about the?dehumanization of people and genocide, and some of the things that create a climate where such events take place, and how political and religious leaders stir the primal passions of…

Originally posted on Forty Acres and a Starship:
Ever since I began pursuing a career in academia—i.e., ever since I first had the crazy thought I might enjoy teaching students—I’ve wondered what it meant to be “well-read.” It’s a term that one should be careful to throw around. Extreme caution is advised when describing oneself…

Can’t say much this week, my friends, I am *very* busy. Haven’t been doing much but thinking about my dissertation…my prof got back to me and said he recommended subheadings for every chapter, so I’ve been thinking about how to do those. I think my brainstorming may be paying off…I should be finished with Chapter […]

First, I’ll cut right to the chase and tell y’all what you’ve been waiting for: How did my holidays go?   Honestly, not much happened. My friend Starseeker got me the new Age of Empires expansion on Steam, but that was pretty much it. My mom went on a trip, so she just left me […]