Ghosting on the internet occurs when someone with whom you have established a relationship disappears from contact without any explanation at all. Perhaps it’s someone you just met on social media, communicated with several times, and then, suddenly, all contact is gone. You mi...

Civility! We need to become a more civil nation. How many times have you heard it? Too many times. Forget civility, we need to become less rude in dealing with each other. We can't regain our civility until we realize we have become an abrupt nation of disrespectful people who...

January 2, 2018

Leaving home for the first time and going off to college is an exciting and stressful time for tens of thousands of students across the U.S. each year.  Leaving the familiarity of family, friends and community behind and entering an often much more diverse community filled with...

It’s time to shake things up in our attempt to teach ethics to college students. The old ways do not work well. The days of lecturing ad nauseam about the philosophy of ethics is gone. Let’s face it. Students don’t relate to Kant, Rawls and Bentham, not to mention Plato and Ari...

The University of California’s recent decision to establish The National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement in Washington, D.C. illustrates all that is wrong with academe today. The typical answer of a university to a perceived problem, in this case First Amendment fre...

March 15, 2017

Can Civility be Brought Back to Sports?

It’s March madness once again. Once a year college sports fans turn their attention to filling out brackets and selecting the winner of the NCAA championship. For what it’s worth I’m picking Duke.

I recently read that Duke’s 2006 national p...

January 12, 2017

Responsible Practices on the Highway

Are you a distracted driver? If so, read on to learn about important statistics and the ethics of distracted driving. If not, read on to learn the risk you take when driving ahead of, behind, or to the side of a distracted driver.

Distracted d...

November 8, 2016

Get Out and Hold Your Nose, and then Vote!

Here’s the good news. Our long national nightmare is over tomorrow. Tomorrow I can wash off the muck of the presidential campaign and go back to watching true reality TV rather than the one which has played out since June 2015 when Dona...

November 1, 2016

Principles of Ethical Behavior

It’s not so much that The Golden Rule establishes a moral code for society as it provides guidance on how we should lead our daily lives. The Golden Rule Says to: Treat Others the Way We Want to be Treated. It is a mantra we should say over again a...

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