Education

The Day I Cheated

Ethics is not about what we say or what we intend, it’s about what we do. This is the heart of integrity – demonstrating a consistency between ethical principle and practice.

While I wrote this commentary more than eight years ago, it’s a story … Read More

Fighting Hate

Four Red Sox fans were removed from Fenway Park in Boston last night after they unfurled a large banner over the Green Monster which read, “Racism is as American as Baseball.”

In an anonymous e-mail statement, one of the protestors wrote: “We are a group … Read More

During the month of August, comfortably ensconced in my “cone of silence,” I spent most of the time reading a variety of books. While all of them speak to various ethical values, many of the authors were simply good storytellers.

After listening to an interview … Read More

True story, every morning, I make the bed. (I also wash my own laundry but that’s another story.)

Over the years, my wife has occasionally mentioned this to others at social functions, as if performing such tasks was due to some anomalous male genetic mutation. … Read More

Maddi Runkles

“…if truth were everywhere to be shown, a scarlet letter would blaze forth on many a bosom…” – Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Maddi Runkles, an 18-year-old high school student with a 4.0 grade average, was not allowed to attend the graduation ceremony with her … Read More

Graham Spanier, the former president of Penn State University, was found guilty last March of endangering the welfare of a child in the Jerry Sandusky sex assault case.

In March, I wrote about my time at Penn State where I spoke on ethics to a … Read More

This is what happens when poor information and irrational fear trumps verified medical science.

“The young mother,” The Washington Post reports (May 5), “started getting advice early on from friends in the close-knit Somali immigrant community here. Don’t let your children get the vaccine for … Read More