I love to learn. This passion has been intermittantly lost throughout my life, but I hope that the scholarly sentiment I enjoy at this point will only intensify and broaden. Over the past two years I have been introduced to philosophy, economics, government, history and literature in a fashion that I had never before imagined. Much of the subject matter will be from the University of Chicago Great Books series as well as supplemental readings both current and classical. I also am reading U.S. history in an unusual way, using an fascinating source: The Annals of America, a compilation of historical original source documents published by Encyclopedia Britannica in a year-by-year manner. Current political thought will be explored and assumptions (mine and hopefully yours) will be questioned.
Ultimately I hope that this will be a location for dialogue; patient, yet sharp; tolerant, but not “politically correct”; opinionated, but not vitriolic. All political, religious, philosophical persuasions are welcome, as long as communications are conducted with respect (but no sugar-coating or getting offended).
I don’t have any political affiliation. I am truly an independent, voting both major political parties and minor parties also. My ideals and leanings will become obvious through the exploration, but rare are the principles and beliefs that are set in stone for me.
I look forward to the dialoge. Challenge me and teach me as I hope to do for you.