Twitter and the Public Square

For years, Twitter was hailed as a cure-all for the ills of 21st-century life. It eliminates gatekeepers, they said. Now everyone has a platform! Writers can easily connect with their readers! Journalists can discover and report on stories as they break! Politicians will be more accessible than ever! Proponents lauded the platform as a modern-dayContinue reading “Twitter and the Public Square”

Getting Lost In the Footsteps of Plato

It was about 95 degrees in Athens when we set off to find what I consider to be one of the most important archaeological sites of the Classical period. The Acropolis and the Agora are amazing, but we were in search of a site off the beaten path — the Academy of Plato. The AcademyContinue reading “Getting Lost In the Footsteps of Plato”

Honeymoon Beach Reads

In a week, I will be married. After a year of planning, my wife and I will be off to Greece for two weeks of well-earned relaxation. Naturally, the most important part of our preparation for the trip was deciding what books to bring for the plane ride and the beach. Our first rule ofContinue reading “Honeymoon Beach Reads”