I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with. (Plato) Apparently my last post was interpreted as “inappropriate and offensive” to some. So if you are someone I offended, I am very sorry. As always, I welcomed thoughts and opinions, except this time I received mostly negative feedback. But that’s okay – we don’t all have to agree. Di
Plato (Πλάτων) was born with the name, Aristocles (Ἀριστοκλῆς), after his grandfather. There are a few theories as to how he was given the nickname; some say it was his wrestling coach that gave him the name because of his broad, robust figure. But whatever the origin, Plato, is world renown. A simple summary of our subject can be found in the article, “Plato,” in the Encyclopaedia Britannica: Plato was a philosopher in Classical Greece. He was also a mathematician, student o
The New Year is upon us and has brought forth many things to anticipate. Individually, we have our New Year’s resolutions, gyms to go to and vegetables to eat. Globally, we have the excitement of the Summer Olympics. And nationally, our country will be on the bumpy ride known as the presidential election. For some of you that means a lot of talk on the news and in the papers of a race you eventually get sick of hearing about. And for others, it brings forth a hope for change.
“No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.” Plato I found today’s topic in The Wall Street Journal, in which my article of choice discusses “Rick Perry and Mitt Romney’s clash from the opening bell of Republican presidential candidates’ debate Wednesday … signaling their burgeoning rivalry is likely to dominate the contest in the months ahead.” As I have shared in previous posts, my “political stance” has varied over the years but was f