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2024-06-17 Finished reading: The Problem with Change by Ashley Goodall πŸ“š A nice chaser to Managing Transitions. …

2024-06-16 Happy Father’s Day, Y’all!

2024-06-12 A few highlights from the 2024 Catholic Health Assembly in San Diego, CA.

2024-06-05 No. That is NOT what I meant.

2024-06-01 Everytime I’m in MontrΓ©al…

2024-05-31 If you make a carving of me, please use this pose. Thank you.

2024-05-20 Scarlett Johansson Says OpenAI Ripped Off Her Voice for ChatGPT Johansson’s statement, relayed to …

2024-05-17 Ethicists Can Proactively Prepare for AI Systems A human will always be best suited to facilitate …

2024-05-16 Good morning to the 2024 graduates of Saint Louis University College of Public Health and Social …

2024-05-07 Pope Francis Appoints Father James Mark Beckman Next Bishop of Knoxville β€œI am blessed and honored …

2024-05-07 Just saw my first c*bertruck “in the wild.” #Meh

2024-05-01 Finished reading: Managing Transitions (25th anniversary edition) by William Bridges πŸ“š Transition …

2024-04-28 Finished reading: Listening Together by Timothy Radcliffe πŸ“š Lots of good guidance & …

2024-04-23 Life is…

2024-04-19 🎢 We gonna rock down to salami avenue 🎢

2024-04-18 We Need to Make Cities Less Car-Dependent πŸ’―! via Scientific American. This is a public health win …

2024-04-17 If you make a statue of me, please use this pose. Thank you.

2024-04-08 Initial Thoughts on "Dignitas Infinita"

2024-04-07 The Next Frontier? Philosophy in Space. Yes! πŸ’―! Interdisciplinary scholars in space – including …

2024-04-07 In Battle Over Health Care Costs, Private Equity Plays Both Sides There are many problems with …

2024-03-31 I used my TAL decoder (c. 2000) for an Easter egg hunt. Caap rybot!

2024-03-30 Easter Vigil Mass clocking in just under three hours – 2 hrs. 55 min. from holy fire πŸ”₯ to Hallelujah …

2024-03-30 Matisse and the Sea at the SLAM

2024-03-28 Quite nice to receive this spring newsletter from @devontechnologies@devontechnologies.com featuring …

2024-03-26 Finished reading: All the Kingdoms of the World by Kevin Vallier πŸ“š In this critique of anti-liberal …

2024-03-12 🚨MS Outlook just notified me that I have no new notifications. 😐

2024-03-11 Something You Play Catholicism is not an exercise in saying the same thing over and over and over …

2024-03-09 Finished reading: The Highest Poverty by Giorgio Agamben πŸ“š Thinking about the project begun by …

2024-03-09 Finished reading: Bizarre Bioethics by Henk A.M.J. ten Have πŸ“š This book contains a welcome call to …

2024-03-02 Fort Collins bookstore pays people to sit down and read quietly The reader-in-residence doesn’t …

2024-02-26 Finished reading: Syllabus by William Germano πŸ“š As I continue working my “side hustle” …

2024-02-21 Finished reading: Dynamic Lecturing by Christine Harrington πŸ“š

2024-02-19 Finished reading: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz πŸ“š A quick read & nice reminder of a few …

2024-02-12 A Teenager's Parent

2024-01-31 My Heart Is Full

2024-01-29 new ai executives Hottest Job in Corporate America? The Executive in Charge of A.I. I am a health …

2024-01-29 who am I Swallows, Moles, and other Animal-Philosopher Typologies I think I am best described as a …

2024-01-26 Finished reading: The City and the Hospital by Daniel Skinner πŸ“š This should be required reading for …

2024-01-21 This afternoon, I saw people walking across the frozen pond in Tower Grove Park.

2024-01-19 Vatican's AI Expert The Vatican’s top expert on Al ethics is a friar from a medieval …

2024-01-14 Not sure if this is helping…

2024-01-12 Current mood:

2024-01-09 Finished Listening: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris πŸ“š 🎧 This audiobook ends a Sedaris …

2024-01-05 Getting ready for our Epiphany party!!!! πŸ‘‘ πŸŽ‰

2024-01-04 Finished Listening: Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris πŸ“š 🎧 It seems that …

2024-01-01 Finished Listening: Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris πŸ“š 🎧 I do enjoy David Sedaris’ sense of …

2024-01-01 Finished reading: Ethics in Epidemiology and Public Health Practice by Steven Scott Coughlin πŸ“š

2023-12-31 Finished reading: The Utopia of Rules by David Graeber πŸ“š This book brought some structure to many …

2023-12-29 One of my favorite pieces in “The Culture” exhibition at the St. Louis Art Museum.

2023-12-28 Finished reading: Sure, I’ll Join Your Cult by Maria Bamford πŸ“š I’m so glad there are …

2023-12-27 Finished reading: Unreliable Narrator by Aparna Nancherla πŸ“š This is a terrific read. I picked the …

2023-12-26 On Hope & Medicine

2023-12-25 🎧 Currently listening: Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris πŸ“š

2023-12-24 Christmas Eve dinner theme: food-on-a-stick.

2023-12-23 Grilling Sharpies - a family delicacy - on Christmas Eve Eve. (Hot dogs, stuffed with sauerkraut …

2023-12-20 Joe Biden & Conan O’Brien on Empathy This clip from Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend is …

2023-12-16 I’ve been enjoying the Creole Beat cocktail lately. Lemme know if you do, too.

2023-12-14 New papal statement just dropped. #AIEthics #Francis

2023-12-12 I remember seeking out these “pick of the week” cards at Starbucks. Not only did they …

2023-12-08 NunBun Nostalgia

2023-12-06 Grading a lot of papers…

2023-12-05 Perusing videos on the Johnny.Decimal filing system. youtu.be/xC1bTRHFX…

2023-12-04 I learned a new word today: semiquincentennial

2023-12-03 ‘Twas the occasion for visiting the local Christmas tree lot/frozen custard shop.

2023-12-03 Currently reading: Sure, I’ll Join Your Cult by Maria Bamford πŸ“š I’m a huge fan of Maria …

2023-12-02 Just heard this quote in an advertisement at the top of an NPR podcast. Let NPR become your entire …

2023-12-02 Finished reading: Bottoms Up and the Devil Laughs by Kerry Howley πŸ“šπŸŽ§ This was a great listen. Howley …

2023-12-02 I’m really not sure what this popcorn flavor will taste like.

2023-12-01 A Printable One Page Annual Calendar I love small web-based tools like this. A narrowly defined …

2023-11-30 A November to Remember

2023-11-29 Currently reading: Bottoms Up and the Devil Laughs by Kerry Howley πŸ“š Started the audiobook today. 🎧

2023-11-29 Here’s a link to my favorite local iconographer: kellylatimoreicons.com/blogs/new… I am …

2023-11-28 Someone is dispensing important life lessons out of the break room at work.

2023-11-27 The new Gethsemani Farms catalog arrived today. I LOL’d when I got to this page. Shout out to …

2023-11-27 The images of reunited loved ones in Israel are amazing. At the same time, my heart breaks for those …

2023-11-26 Finished reading: Made to Stick by Chip & Dan Heath πŸ“š A pretty good book to help understand some …

2023-11-26 Reasons I did not like The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes Murder & Violence …

2023-11-25 As we are officially past Thanksgiving, here are a few of my favorite Christmas albums: Christmas …

2023-11-24 Starting a new project with my spouse. We have a puzzling relationship. 🧩 🀣 #DadJokes

2023-11-23 Currently reading: Made to Stick by Chip Heath πŸ“š

2023-11-23 A little fowl humor for you today. 🀣 #DadJokes

2023-11-22 Why couldn’t Beethoven find his piano teacher? Because he was Hayden. 🀣 #DadJokes

2023-11-21 Currently reading: 2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of …

2023-11-21 Trump’s Dire Words Raise New Fears About His Authoritarian Bent Trump is off the rails. His …

2023-11-20 I could go for a good joke about bread. I’ve got a rye sense of humor. 🀣 #DadJokes

2023-11-19 Enjoying a birthday party for a good friend. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚

2023-11-18 The biggest immediate lesson from the OpenAI meltdown The fact that the governance of one of the …

2023-11-17 When does a regular joke become a dad joke? When the punchline becomess apparent. Update: It’s …

2023-11-16 One of my students emailed me to request an excused absence from class as her nanny was unable to …

2023-11-15 Despite my introvert tendencies, it is very nice to see colleagues in person every now and then. ☺️

2023-11-14 The Puzzmo Manifesto

2023-11-13 A Tired Haiku

2023-11-12 Army Ammunition Plant Is Tied to Mass Shootings Across the U.S. “A Defense Department …

2023-11-11 Texas Bishop Loudly Critical of Pope Francis Is Removed β€œThe Holy Father has relieved from the …

2023-11-11 Sweeping Raids, Giant Camps and Mass Deportations: Inside Trump’s 2025 Immigration Plans Mr. Miller …

2023-11-10 The BeReal notification happened right before class yesterday.

2023-11-09 Attending my local comedy festival!

2023-11-08 Mourning Richard Gaillardetz, an exemplary Catholic theologian, mentor and friend Hearing this news, …

2023-11-07 My download speed should be much higher than 11.46 Mbps.

2023-11-06 As Gaza Hospitals Collapse, Medical Workers Face the Hardest Choices From an academic perspective, …

2023-11-05 Can Humanities Survive the Budget Cuts? Full disclosure: I have multiple degrees in the humanities. …

2023-11-05 An Old-Fashioned With Brandy? This Must Be Wisconsin This article demonstrates the divisive era in …

2023-11-04 Enjoying a fire on the anniversary of my father’s death. #RIP

2023-11-03 Finished reading: Black Health by Keisha Ray πŸ“š I recommend this book to anyone interested in public …

2023-11-02 Separating Fact From Fiction on Social Media in a Time of Conflict Useful guidance from Bellingcat …

2023-11-02 After Babel: Digital Theology and Contextualities The upcoming conference will explore the …

2023-11-01 Internet Artifacts This was a delightful stroll down memory lane. The use of the word …

2023-05-11 I occasionally struggle to remember that I should assume good intentions. I came across this …

2023-05-09 An Examen for Former Graduate Students

2023-04-20 Learning to code isn’t enough This was an interesting read about the history of computer …

2023-04-18 Fox, Dominion reach $787M settlement over election claims This is a significant settlement. Dominion …

2023-04-18 100 Million Proton Accounts I am proud to say that I am a Proton subscriber. I’m also glad …

2023-04-18 Apple Rankings Your guide to the iconic fruit. I found it both affirming and challenging. I aspire …

2023-04-17 Sloosha’s Crossin’ an’ Ev’rythin’ After It’s not everyday that …

2023-02-26 When We Are Comfortable, We're Not Learning

2023-02-14 An Anniversary No One Wants

2023-02-10 World Day of the Sick 2023

2023-02-07 Augustine and XAI

2022-11-24 Reflecting on Notifications

2022-09-28 Update–Fall 2022

2022-05-09 Publication: Catholic Health Care & AI Ethics

2022-03-05 Hierarchicalism and Accountability

2020-10-25 Remarks on Commitment Weekend

2020-08-30 On My 20th Anniversary of Leaving the Seminary

2020-07-26 John Lewis: In Memoriam