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Update, Reading and Photo

Another month, another sparse update along with some new pictures. I wish I had more to relate. The central and preoccupying aspect of life here in Clan Bajengame’s alpine eyrie, to which I’ve alluded previously, is sadly no closer to being ready for public announcement. We’re hoping for more solid news by the end of […]

Recent Personal Activity

I’ve been making an effort over the past few months to round out my appreciation of Plato. Here’s what my reading schedule has been like: 22-28 novembre 2010: ‘Gorgias’ and Benardete’s commentary in The Rhetoric of Morality and Philosophy. 29 nov. – 5 dec. 2010:  ‘Phaedrus’ and Benardete’s commentary. 6-12 decembre 2010:  ‘Symposium’ and Bloom’s […]

Shut out of the Ivory Tower

This article is a lengthy explanation of why my family now lives in Switzerland. (The crack comparing Ph.D’s and migrant fruit pickers hits very close to home.) I recommend it to everyone, but especially those of you in the world of research science. From Miller-McCune: “The Real Science Gap”

Update, and Reading

I’ve let more than a week go without an update. This bodes ill for the future of this project. Tomorrow is my last day at the call centre. Tuesday I resume working for my father-in-law again, trying to get his farm ready for a big food safety inspection in August. This will take at least […]

Reading, and other matters

I spent the morning with my long-suffering wife in the OB/GYN’s office, where we waited over 2 hours for her to be seen. In the interest of avoiding grinding my mental gears, I left the philosophical reading at home for the occasion and instead took with me Thomas Frank’s newest, The Wrecking Crew. It’s an […]

Current Reading

Here’s a list of the books I currently have on the go: Martha Nussbaum: The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy Seth Benardete: commentary on Plato’s Sophist from The Being and the Beautiful Heinrich Meier: Leo Strauss and the Theologico-Political Problem Allan Bloom: Love and Friendship Michel de Montaigne: Essays  Gavin Betts […]