Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.
An Ode to 2020-2021 Pandemic Teaching
“Can you guys hear me?” I repeat, for what seems to be the fiftieth time in a row, staring at the computer screen in front of me. The screen holds boxes full of circular icons framed by pitch black backgrounds – these “boxes” that are, apparently, supposed to be actual students, can be identified only…
Peaks and Valleys
I almost deleted this photo the first time I laid eyes on it. From the outset, it wasn’t a bad photo. Nice scenery. My ponytail didn’t look like that of a colonial soldier, for once. Did my husband just take an Instagram-worthy shot, no filter necessary, on the first try? For the first time ever?…
All Signs Point To It
I’m a big believer in signs. I’ve sat down to write this approximately 10 or more times since June 2018, but I’ve never finished or never produced anything I thought was actually “reach the surface”-level worthy. But after work today, as I obligatorily read a chapter from the book I’m currently reading (because if I’m…
I Got Suckered Into Running a 5k, Though I’d Hardly Call it “Running”
So, I’m running a 5k on Saturday. Okay, okay, enough bragging. Let me be clear, starting out here, that I have in no way, shape, or form prepared myself to do this. I am not a runner, and certainly not a distance runner. And yes, I consider 3.1 miles a distance, so all you running…
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