To keep up on state politics in Georgia, I often tune in to my local NPR station’s politics podcast “Political Breakfast”. For two consecutive weeks (5/28/21 and 6/4/21), the show waded into the national debate over critical race theory (CRT), made salient to Georgia politics by our governor’s recent actions, and the show’s Republican communications … More “The Greatest Country in the World”
Thanks to a colleague’s recent social media post, I found John Danaher’s blog post “The Trouble with Teaching: Is Teaching a Meaningful Job?”. It presents several well-reasoned arguments for thinking that teaching in higher education isn’t the kind of meaningful occupation that many of us who teach in higher ed maybe once thought it was … More Is Teaching a Meaningful Job?
I’ve just received my January/February 2021 copy of Analog in the mail and am excited to report that it contains my short story “The Tale of Anise and Basil”! I had a great experience publishing one of my previous pieces in Analog, and I’m so happy that they liked “The Tale of Anise and Basil” … More New Short Story in Analog!
I’m excited to announce that another of my short stories has been published, this time in the December 2020 issue of the magazine After Dinner Conversation. My story, “And Joy shall overtake us as a flood”, is my longest fiction publication to date. It was written back in 2015, shortly before my daughter was born, … More New Story in After Dinner Conversation
Back when I wrote my article on the Sleeping Beauty problem for 1000-Word Philosophy, I had to cut a chunk of the article that dealt with Dutch Book arguments against thirders because I was running up against that hard 1,000-word limit. Unlike most scraps of my writing I have had to cut from a longer … More Dutch Book Arguments on 1000-Word Philosophy
Mind Bubble has seriously grown since the last time I shared an update on this website back in 2018; in our last semester of 2019, we broke attendance records for both our Sunday and Wednesday tutoring sessions, and our workshops in 2020 have both been so highly in demand that we’ve had to waitlist students! … More Mind Bubble in 2020
I’m pleased to announce that my short story “God-Forsaken” is anotherealm.com’s short story for August 2018. You can read the short story online for free here. It’s my longest fiction publication to date, but that was true of each of my previously published short stories as well at the time they were published. Enjoy!
The kind folks at Analog Science Fiction and Fact invited me to participate in an author Q&A for my recent short story “Preface to the Handbook of Social Treatments for Conceptual Allergies”, which has now been published here. If you’re interested in learning more about how my story came to be or what I was reading a … More Author Q&A for Analog
I’m excited to announce that my short story “Preface to The Handbook of Social Treatments for Conceptual Allergies” has been published in the July/August 2018 volume of Analog Magazine as part of their “Probability Zero” series! It’s a short piece, but I had a lot of fun writing it and playing with the idea of using academic literature … More New Short Story in ANALOG
A few weeks ago, after Mind Bubble’s Spring 2017 tutoring wrapped up, I turned my attention to summer workshop planning. I’d wanted to run a middle school philosophy workshop since our workshops program began, so I decided to run an epistemology workshop on 5/19 (this past weekend). The closest I’d ever come to teaching pre-college … More Mind Bubble’s Philosophy Workshop and Thoughts on Pre-College Philosophy