Does Inequality Kill? Part Two

In this section I will explore whether inequality is unavoidable in a capitalist economy. It turns out, for me anyway, that concluding inequality is somehow an inevitable outcome in a capitalist society is quite challenging. It is difficult because the exchange of goods and services for money doesn’t operate outside of public policy and societal… Continue reading Does Inequality Kill? Part Two

Thirties Questions: Just a Few

(From my old website: relevant now as I am reposting on my 33rd birthday) Have you ever heard someone profess that their thirties was the best decade of their lives? I know I haven’t.  People regularly tell stories about their childhood, high school and college years, and then something strange happens - people all of sudden turn… Continue reading Thirties Questions: Just a Few

Does Inequality Kill? Part One

(This was posted in my old blog and I finally tracked it down. The issue of inequality hasn't gone away, so I will be posting all three parts of this piece on this website as well.) This will be a three part blog exploring a claim made in the Pope’s most recent Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium.  In chapter… Continue reading Does Inequality Kill? Part One

Adventure Sandals? My Path to “Barefoot” Running

At this point there is nothing new about the whole minimalist running phenomenon. Books like Born to Run have sold well, there was a special on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, the Vibram Five Fingers had their day in the sun, and the most popular shoe brands have their own versions of “barefoot” running shoes.… Continue reading Adventure Sandals? My Path to “Barefoot” Running

 A Personal Look at Inequality and Higher Education

When I first started to write this post, I intended to approach it academically by defining wealth and income and highlighting the differences between the two. Then, I was going to provide data on the increasing cost of college and a declining median income. Ultimately, the point would have been that increasing college costs are… Continue reading  A Personal Look at Inequality and Higher Education

5 Tips to Caring About Politics

Let’s be honest. There are just too many issues out there to be passionate about all of them. The political news coverage can be outright overwhelming, causing us to want to retract from it all; making it seem like we don’t give a shit about any of today’s pertinent political issues. The finger pointing and… Continue reading 5 Tips to Caring About Politics