Tag Archives: the examined life

The True Explorer

It may seem trite to say life is a journey, but few metaphors are more apt for describing the human experience. Personal insight and awareness often have the same gradual, unfolding nature that mirrors the action of putting one foot … Continue reading

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The Anxiety Club

One warm September day in 1998, five of us from St. John’s College went for a swim in the Chesapeake Bay at a beach about ten miles from campus.  It was so much fun we kept going back, even into … Continue reading

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Shame and the Examined Life

It’s easy to think of Socrates’ famous call to the examined life as a masculine endeavor.  I’ve seen the quote tattooed on a man’s arm, heard it in locker room speeches, and felt its tug on my own soul.  A … Continue reading

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