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.