The Lack of Creative Outlets After High School

One of the wonderful aspects about high schools as institutions is that they provide for students opportunities for involvement in something that speaks to their creative nature. As I walk the halls before and after school, I am constantly amazed by the variety of activities I witness - dance, basketball, theater, soccer, band, choir, football, …

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Conditions Necessary for Contemplating What it is to Be Human

I was recently in downtown Los Angeles on a trip with my wife . We had found ourselves in that strange limbo between it being too early to head to the airport but not really having anything else to do. We weren’t terribly hungry but decided to fill our time with food, reasoning that we …

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If You Were Stuck on a Deserted Island…

Do you sometimes make things too difficult? I apparently do. The other night, my wife and I were at a dinner celebrating a friend receiving her doctorate. The friend was my wife’s, not that that has any great bearing on the story. The restaurant was one of those higher-end Tex-Mex places, if you can fathom …

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