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Have You Been the Victim of Gaslighting?

The Signs and Responses Last week I watched the 1944 movie, Gaslighting. I have heard the term before and watched the television series, Dirty John, so I knew it’s a real thing. Gaslighters play games with your mind and psychologically try to get you to question your own sanity. In... Read more →


Challenges to Ethical Behavior For Ethicists

My Ethical Dilemma I have previously blogged about whether we should expect ethics professors to be ethical. In reading up on this issue, I found an interesting study on why ethics professors don’t behave better. The results made me worry about what might be happening to ethicists and whether they... Read more →


Is the U.S. Still A Civil Society?

Wellness and the Coronavirus If we’ve learned anything about ourselves these past few months it is that the U.S. is teetering on become an uncivil society. The discriminatory police actions against black Americans, violence in our streets in response to uneven social justice, looters, monument defacers, and those who would... Read more →


Huckabee Dismisses Trump’s Behavior as Part of His “Personality”

Personality Traits Go to the Core of Trump’s Unethical Behavior If the COVID-19 pandemic and protests across the world following the horrifying murder of George Floyd at the hands of four members of the Minnesota police taught us anything, it is that President Trump has no compassion for others, cares... Read more →


Can Babies Distinguish Right From Wrong?

Yale Baby Lab Experiment Implies Babies Understand Fairness and Justice A colleague of mine suggested I look at a You Tube video about experiments conducted by the Baby Lab at Yale University. Why, I asked? He said an experiment shows babies have a moral conscience at ages under 24 months.... Read more →


Tips For Working Remotely During the Coronavirus

What Do Employers and Employees Need to Know? These day most work gets done remotely. The problem is many employers have not created a workforce around the ability to work remotely from home. Today’s blog provides advice for employers and employees while we are shuttered at home due to the... Read more →


Cyberbullying and COVID-19

Advice For Parents We all know that K-12 students are using digital platforms much more for personal and educational purposes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This opens the possibility that cyberbullying will occur online. Parents and kids need to know how to protect themselves during these trying times. With so many... Read more →


How To Rock A Niche Podcast 

Podcasting 101 Looking to enhance your brand and stay busy during the COVID-19 pandemic, try podcasting. Here's a blog piece written by Jane Sandwood about how to get it going. Streaming services are quite an important part of getting your content out there, and for those who have a voice... Read more →


Writing and Wellness Go Hand in Hand

Can Writing Make Us Feel Better About Ourselves? Having recently completed a book on happiness and meaning and how it links to ethical behavior, I want to share some of my insights about how writing can qualitatively enhance wellness. Enhancing Wellness According to Tara Parker-Pope, the founding editor of Well,... Read more →


Why is College Tuition So High?

Explosion of “Support Services” Breaks the Budget We hear it all the time during the Democratic debates. College tuition is too high; students are burdened with overwhelming debt; and state support is lacking. This is all true. Having taught at the university level for about 40 years, I’ve come to... Read more →