Approximately Forever Posts

In the first episode of True Detective, Detective Marty Hart (played by Woody Harrelson) is impressed by his new partner Rust Cohle’s (Matthew McConaughey) ability to interpret the occult symbols found at…

Art

Art

Art

Confucius argued that ren–translated variously as “perfect virtue,” “goodness,” or “humanity”–is the primary qualification for leadership (Luo, 2012). Indeed, the Analects is full of sayings that support the idea of a leadership by example.…

Life

Photography

In a previous post, I explained that I am interested in history because I love stories. Not everyone shares this interest, however, and they reasonably ask why they ought to study…

History

Today the world took a short break from arguing about deflated footballs to briefly note the passing of legendary blues guitarist B.B. King. Smithsonian Magazine reprinted an article from 2011 featuring comments by John Hasse,…

Art

About a year ago, I discovered that Adam Nicely, Sr., a veteran of the American Revolution, is my sixth great grandfather. My uncle, a dedicated genealogist himself, was surprised by this…

History

George Westinghouse, Jr. was born in 1846 in upstate New York. He was the eighth of ten children, and his father–the owner of a tooling company–didn’t think his namesake would…

History

The Reproducibility Project is a cover band, and like all good cover bands, they have a great name and a charismatic front man. Rather than reproducing classic rock singles, however,…

Psychology