J.R.R. Tolkien holds a special place in my heart. His stories are grounded in the real world as it is, but also grounded in the world as it ought to be. I can’t wait to give my thoughts on this man, his phenomenal stories and how his philosophy has influenced the minds of his readers.
Intellectuals, by popular opinion, are known as out of touch eggheads locked in Ivory Towers that we should not trust. This view, sometimes accurate when the shoe fits, leads us to disdain any sort of education that obviously does not have to do with our jobs. Chefs only learn from chefs, entrepreneurs only learn fromContinue reading “Called to Be Intelligent”
In this new digital era, information is at your fingertips. Do you want to know how tall is the Eiffel Tower? Google it. How about if you want to know why is the sky blue? Ask Siri. You get the picture. The point is, to read a physical book has become a relic of theContinue reading “The Idea Collection”
Felons get a bad reputation, but with good reason. They picked up one end of the stick, and as a consequence, picked up the other end of that stick. All of this is self evident, but what is not evident, and needs an eloquent answer is: how do we approach rehabilitation? How do we prepareContinue reading “The Cultivation of Mind and Heart: The Case for More Liberal Arts Education inside Prisons”
Anybody who has met a successful individual is always initially starstruck and is usually left in awe. They admire these individuals, and they aspire to reach the top of the mountain that these leaders have reached. However, most people do not make it to the top and they assume, correctly, that this is because they’veContinue reading “The Common Denominator: Leaders and Readers”