In Their Own Words: Office Visit

Hey Byron, Thank you for reaching out with information on the new book. I completely understand why you have chosen not to address sexual assault. It’s a very relevant but tough subject. I think it is best communicated by women to women, and there are so many resources available. You’re a good writer, but you’re … More In Their Own Words: Office Visit

Signs of Intelligent Life

I received an email the other day. A colleague of mine had passed away. My attitude about death is a little…removed, I’d say. I see it as inevitable, and only view it as a tragedy when someone hasn’t had the opportunity to ‘do their thing’–to contribute, to express themselves, to have their time up to … More Signs of Intelligent Life

The Age of Opinion

Historians have noted that we have passed through the Middle Ages, the Age of Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and the Age of Technology. I would like to propose that we have now entered The Age of Opinion, and I’m not sure I’m completely delighted about it. We have all of the information amassed in recorded human … More The Age of Opinion

Philosophy Is Like a Suit of Clothes

At this point in life, after experiencing a few baggy moments that left me with too much loose cloth and a few tight choices that ripped and tore at seams to hastily sewn, I would measure my philosophy moderately. I would choose a fabric that is going to wear well over time, in all ethical … More Philosophy Is Like a Suit of Clothes

Old Money and Elegance

“I have a different idea of elegance. I don’t dress like a fop, it’s true, but my moral grooming is impeccable. “I never appear in public with a soiled conscience, a tarnished honor, threadbare scruples, or an insult that I haven’t washed away. “I’m always immaculately clean, adorned with independence and frankness. “I may not … More Old Money and Elegance

Beneath This Mountain – September 11, 2001

A few years after the tragic events of September 11, 2001, my wife and I visited the site in New York City. There was an overwhelming sense of sadness that permeated the atmosphere among visitors, even as the citizens in the area showed a great deal of courage and resolve. I returned home and wrote … More Beneath This Mountain – September 11, 2001