Babylonian Philosophy: Pessimism & Theodicy

Egyptian Ethics & Philosophy: Hardjedef & Ptahhotep

Worst Translator Sketch

The best part is how moving from there to here many times is like the translations and continuous shifts.  This is something of a new who’s-on-first, so simple, but darn-ed smart.

How I Write A Philosophy Essay

Ethics – July 15th

Good morning, Ethics class!  I hope again that you are all doing OK, and even good.

There will be a short video about writing papers posted here and on the Ethics homepage.  Please email me with questions about the class, or for appointments to chat, or to join the group chat.

Much happiness!

Ethics? WHERE?!? & Why Should We Care?

Ethics, July 8th

Good morning, Ethical People.  We are halfway through the course, and midstream in life itself.

I hope you are OK, and please stay safe, because California is getting a bit sicker.

I have been having a real time of it making videos.  The first should be ready by today or tomorrow, the first part of the first lecture, with cool illustrations.

I realize I have to record lectures and pop them up with pre-made pictures rather than cool illustrations so I can get anything up like the videos I planed before the class is over.  I love making the movies, but we don’t have the time.  A few students have requested audio recordings of the lectures, and I will provide.

The audio recording itself is not difficult, nor finding good pictures for free use, but cutting breaths out of the audio, which makes it sound better, and illustrating things with the simplest of my own pictures takes hours for a few minutes, well worth it, but the class ends in less than three weeks.

Other than that, the content is all up on this site, and you should work at your own pace, but also jot down ideas for your three papers, two short and one long.  Take time to write ideas down, rewrite them, and soon they will grow into short papers on their own, with your loving care.

As usual, email me with any questions at all about the class, or your thinking about it, or if you want to chat with the group or in person, online.  I am here for you, and just as a Fluxus performance artist of the 70s once said, I forget who, I will record my voice for you to show you I truly care, with each and every playback.

Much happiness, and more to follow.

Ethics, July 1st

Good morning, Ethics folks!

Hopefully you are continuing, and happy.

By now, you should have read over some of the first lectures, and are thinking about ideas for your first four page paper.  Email me if you have questions about the material or papers.  Remember, all work, the three papers, are due at the end of the course, so you have plenty of time, but put in steady work.  Take notes, write down your thoughts, and then rewrite them, and add to them, to turn them into focused work for your papers.

I am available for chats, and at whatever time is convenient, if it works for me as well.  Not many are signing up for chats from 9 to 11 am, so if later works better for you, let me know.

We will be having the group chat from 11 am to noon on Zoom today, which is optional.  Email me at before or after 11 to join us.



Can You Find Two Sneaky Beasts?

There are two cats hiding here, one a bit more sleepy, in what is almost my new set up for making videos.

Trump Rock, Turkey

I was trying to figure out what Trump had going on with Turkey, the country, today.

I accidentally found this Turkish news story about a rock that looks like our dear leader.