Augustana College’s 150 Books to Read

A close friend recently pointed me to this list of books on Augustana College’s website.  As part of the celebration of the college’s Sesquicentennial, they have published a list of 150 faculty recommendations for books to read in your lifetime.  I thought it would be fun to do a quick rundown of the books I […]

Ethics, situations, and the like

I’ve finished preparing my “summary” of Kwame Anthony Appiah‘s Experiments in Ethics.  I ended up deviating a bit too much to call my work a real summary, but I think many of the points will make for useful discussion.  A lot of material has been intentionally left out, particularly after the situational examples illustrated, because […]

Book Review: The Climbing Handbook by Steve Long

Please forgive my first ever attempt at a book review; this review is for Steve Long’s The Climbing Handbook [Firefly Books, 2007]. As a disclaimer to this review, I ought to mention that Steve Long’s book is the first I’ve read on the subject of rock climbing, and I am an extremely callow climber. That […]