On the Pursuit of Happiness

The place you need to go and work backwards from is death and suffering; not general death and suffering, but that of your own, ever-approaching death and ever-experiencing of suffering. These are facts of life, and they are ever-threatening to rob you of your happiness. Babies are born and immediately begin experiencing distress, and are … Continue reading On the Pursuit of Happiness

In defense of face-to-face lectures

A lot of questions are being raised during the current virus situation about the value of a college education.  Education feels like an optional activity, one that can be delayed and postponed until it is safer for such non-essential activities.  Amid this squishiness of sentiment toward education, particularly college eduction, we have a mass exodus … Continue reading In defense of face-to-face lectures