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Chat Corner: Angie and Sebastian discuss Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

After reading an article in The Atlantic titled “Why some women choose to be circumcised,” Angie and Sebastian discuss the moral and ethical dilemmas surrounding female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting. 684 more words


Networking is dirty

According to a research paper reported in Harvard Business School’s HBS Working Knowledge, professional networking makes us feel dirty, immoral even. The difficulty is that they also note that networking helps us to develop our careers. 356 more words


Iowa Toad Lands in Southern Missouri

No, the title is not a metaphor, though that might also be considered. I really did transport a small Iowa toad from our home in Donnellson, Iowa, down to Cape Girardeau, our new home in southern Missouri. 599 more words


Liberal Education: More Reading of Appiah

I am collecting a backlog of stories for my blog, with photos and everything, but until I get internet access at home again, I am just saving them. 541 more words


Summer Reading 2012

I have not yet written one of those blogs about the books I plan to read, with insightful comments and a list to show off my doctoral knowledge. 513 more words


The Vulnerability of Cosmopolitan Identity: ‘Open City’ by Teju Cole

The main character of this remarkable novel, Julius, is a psychiatrist of Nigerian-German origin doing his residency training in New York. In his spare time he walks—and… 431 more words


Honor Killing and the News

As I finish reading Appiah’s book The Honor Code, as mentioned in my last few posts, it seems apropos that the international news should also flash the verdict of an honor killing in Canada. 577 more words