What artworks do you enjoy that are actually bad? (For those of you who insist on aesthetic anti-realism, please feel free to insert scare quotes around “bad.”) My contribution: I adore Philippa Gregory historical romances.
For philosophy nerds only. There is no post this guy does that is not totally hilarious.
One of the several bees who are long term residents in David Brooks’s bonnet is that a certain kind of love between teacher and student is what really spurs learning. Today’s iteration of the theme occurs when describing an experimental… Continue Reading
My only question upon coming across this response from the Romney spox regarding his campaign’s most recent gaffe was: I think I’d find that comparison equally apt.
I advise those of you with weak constitutions to read the remainder of this post with caution. Pull up the fainting couch, keep the smelling salts handy, and put a fortifying drink on the side table. It’s about to get… Continue Reading
Honestly, I would have thought that a post about why doctors lying to patients is verboten would be wholly unnecessary. Just like “doctors mustn’t operate on their patients while intoxicated” or “doctors mustn’t rifle through their patients’ belongings while they’re… Continue Reading
Something I write about a lot in my philosophical work is emotional responses to fictions. Why do I cry at the end of Terms of Endearment? I know it’s not real. Why do I root for Matthew and Lady Mary… Continue Reading
Wrongful birth lawsuits seriously rub me the wrong way. I am ridiculously pleased that my disabled son has joined us here on earth. But even if I wished he had never been born, I cannot ever imagine publicly asserting that I… Continue Reading
The area where I live is a major vacation destination. Obviously, when I lived in New York City I lived in a major tourist destination, as well. But where I live now is different. While tourism is a bit part… Continue Reading
I hesitate to write this post, because I know it will offend some people I care about and appreciate deeply: disability advocates. They are fighting the good fight for respect for my son. I agree with so much of what… Continue Reading