Category Archives: Political Philosophy

On Faith

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Faith is hard. LOL & also UGH… Harvesting the fruits of faith is difficult even though they are among the sweetest of things. Faith, in one estimation, is the belief that something WILL happen without having absolute PROOF that it will. Faith means … Continue reading

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Sores and Defensive Speeches

Words …even normal, daily yakkings … carry scars, culture, history, and a family lineage with them…much like people do.  If one is an over thinker like I am (not a badge of honor, to be sure…like Aristotle once said, you … Continue reading

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Diotima of Mantinea

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By all means, marry.  If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; otherwise, you’ll become a philosopher. ~Socrates Socrates was married.  We know that from several sources.  Socrates had more than one child.  That is also mentioned in several sources … Continue reading

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Humor In The Classroom: amygdala > hippocampus

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I was blessed with a demeanor that helped me quickly create fairly strong bonds with my high school seniors.  Despite my dry sense of humor, students could always tell that I cared about them whether I intended on communicating that … Continue reading

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Trafficblog – Emotional Intelligence

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I talk to myself…a lot…in my car. I know it’s ok to admit this because I see others either doing the same or worse (ie. picking nose, reading papers, yelling on phone at someone). At least we car talkers have … Continue reading

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Another Training? -or- How I Learned to Love the Education Pendulum.

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Models are interesting things. They both are and are not the thing they represent.  So, for example, a model of Jupiter points to but can never be the real Jupiter.  A painting, an appropriately colored Styrofoam ball, or a set … Continue reading

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Revisiting Federalist X

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When I first came to the United States from Costa Rica in 1980 I was intimidated by everything I saw.  Especially here in Texas, everything seemed bigger and better than what I had experienced in San Jose.  It was, to … Continue reading

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