Publication: Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 2nd ed.

I have just received a copy of my first peer-reviewed publication, Paloutzian and Park's Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (2nd ed.).  I was the second author on Chapter 16:  Religiousness, Social Psychology, and Behavior (pg. 312). Our chapter was about how religiousness changes outward behaviors toward others - in terms of helpfulness, aggression,… Continue reading Publication: Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 2nd ed.

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CONFESSIONS: I hate ice in my drinks.

I've been putting ice cubes in my drinks for my whole life. But I hate ice in my drinks. I hate how they take up drink real estate, I hate how cold they make my drinks, I hate trying to get at the last drop at the bottom of my glass only to have an… Continue reading CONFESSIONS: I hate ice in my drinks.

Mandatory Philosophy Instruction

I just saw someone make a comment online that high schools should have philosophy in their curriculum, and that it would increase standardized test scores. I used to think that philosophy was all sophistry and dumb thought experiments, and didn't pay it much attention. I think it was because I resented a field that 1)… Continue reading Mandatory Philosophy Instruction

Some thoughts on living in various locations

I've lived in a lot of places in the United States.  Nine states and probably two dozen cities actually.  This has led me, among other things, to make some general observations about different places in the country. "You know you're from ____ if ... " jokes are interesting because creating one requires two kinds of… Continue reading Some thoughts on living in various locations

Living authentically without cancer.

I've alluded to some interesting experiences lately on this blog and I was just encouraged by Antonio Centeno at Real Men Real Style to write it up for the benefit of my (and some of his) subscribers.  First of all, if you're interested in listening to my tunes, you can hear a couple at ReverbNation… Continue reading Living authentically without cancer.