Month: March 2018

  • Computer science and digital literacy

    Fred Wilson’s post on the push to make computer science a standard part of New York state public school curriculum got me thinking, and specifically the struggle to make that happen outside of the cities, got me thinking. I support the addition of computer science as a standard part of K-12 curriculum, so long as […]

  • Regret and virtue

    On the use of regret to live a more virtuous life: To “live life without regrets” is impossible because we are imperfect. There are thoughts, words, and deeds which all of us must repent. “Regrets, I’ve had a few but, then again, too few to mention,” sang Frank Sinatra in the incalculably pompous song, “My…

  • Transcending regret

    Søren Kierkegaard in Either/Or: If you marry, you will regret it; if you do not marry, you will also regret it; if you marry or if you do not marry, you will regret both; whether you marry or you do not marry, you will regret both. Laugh at the world’s follies, you will regret it;…

  • Ave Maria highlights Hollow

    A fun short video that Ave Maria University released featuring Hollow, Ben and Michael Novak’s dog: I met Anna Kunza once or twice when visiting Ben in the last year or two. Her experience of Hollow opening your eyes to see a familiar place with new eyes resonates. It’s what all of us can and…

  • Philadelphia criminal justice reforms

    Larry Krasner, Philadelphia’s new District Attorney, seems to truly be reforming the justice system for the better. Shaun King writes: When lifelong civil rights attorney Larry Krasner was elected in a landslide this past November to become the new district attorney of Philadelphia, to say that his fans and supporters had high hopes would be…