Below are essays, mostly written for classes.  They are posted here in the spirit of this Winnower post.  The Winnower is a site allowing anyone to add a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to any work and have it openly reviewed post-publication. This cleverly allows work outside academic and research institutions to be cited and incorporated into the global body of research.

I also keep a blog for casual posting.  I love to discuss any of the topics covered in more detail.  It is more productive to discuss individual subjects than to estimate beliefs with broad, ill-defined categories.  The blog has no stated theme.