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So this post is to address some of the limitations we face as humans in our pursuit of “The Truth”! So often we find that people wish to live as Plato’s prisoners: within a lie that their senses provide them. To live with the deception that our senses convince us as truth. I am reminded […]


Welcome! Thank you for being a part of this community. So far we have read for class: Parker J. Palmer’s Community of Truth, Adrienne Rich’s Claiming an Education, Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, and Plato’s (Allegory of) The Cave. The ideas we are initially wrestling with are those of education, truth and classic structure of […]


I found of one of our classmate’s comments that didn’t post in the site’s spam basket– (as an aside, I would like to remind you that I am relatively new to this blogging technology, and because of that I need you to email me when you are having problems. I might be able to help […]


So, this weekend I spent some time with a good friend and her sister. I had met my friend’s sister before, but for some reason I didn’t have a recollection of her. The sister was nice, and I enjoy my friendship with my friend, and the evening was enjoyable, a melange of discussion about “deep […]


A post by Brian Polashuk (italicized additions by Kelly Lake) a photo from the original production, hopefully to be replaced by one from Rider University’s! The play Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, performed at Rider University’s Yvonne Theater this past weekend, puts the choices and moral preferences of Oscar Wilde on the […]


Gary Larson Evolution Today we began discussing Jane Goodall’s essay Love and Compassion. The first concept that was brought to our attention was the idea of altruism. In her case: how a chimpanzee may have an unselfish concern for another chimpanzee who is not of their immediate family or gene pool, or in our case: […]


Why do we study history? Why do we spend so much time going over past events? I believe we do this as humans because we look for the meaning of those events, or we try to understand why, how, or what caused things to happen. Sometimes we do this so that we can relive pleasurable […]