Tag Archives: Existentialism


This week my existentialism class has been reading Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. To put the work in historical context, I showed my students clips from a film that portrayed Kafka’s unending torment in early twentieth-century Prague, a city suffused with the … Continue reading

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Golden Rules

Some things shouldn’t be open to interpretation, but they are. When our boys fight–about 63 times a day during the summer–my wife and I present a united front. Firm guidelines, clear expectations. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” we … Continue reading

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