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The Internet, Hate Speech and Higher Education by George Wolfe

The Internet, Hate Speech and Higher Education by George Wolfe Back in the 1970s, I picked up a newspaper at a makeshift street-corner newsstand. The newspaper looked rather official, although I soon realized it was not published by the mainstream … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Fire of Notre Dame by George Wolfe

Reflections on the Fire of Notre Dame by George Wolfe Two of my favorite places in Paris are the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Montmartre and the Cathedral of Notre Dame. One can’t help be raptured by their architectural … Continue reading

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The Dilemma of Roe v. Wade by George Wolfe

The Dilemma of Roe v. Wade by George Wolfe The question seems so easy to answer. Does human life begin at conception or not? If the answer is “yes” then abortion should be illegal. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Back … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterflies and Quantum Computers by George Wolfe

Monarch Butterflies and Quantum Computers by George Wolfe Last August while staying at the poet’s house in New Harmony, Indiana, I caught a glimpse of a Monarch Butterfly while sauntering through the meadow near the Wabash River. New Harmony happens … Continue reading

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Are We Headed into an Economic “Black Hole?” by George Wolfe

Are We Headed into an Economic “Black Hole?” by  George Wolfe Back in 1991, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton were squaring off as leaders of their own respective presidential campaigns. Bush was seeking re-election, and Clinton was making … Continue reading

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What is Authentic Patriotism? by George Wolfe

What is Authentic Patriotism? by George Wolfe Recently, a former student of mine posted some thoughtful questions on his Facebook page regarding the topic of patriotism. The questions he asked were a result of National Football League players kneeling for … Continue reading

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Sculpture Provokes Reflection on the Homeless

Sculpture Provokes Reflection on the Homeless by George Wolfe While walking through the Valparaiso University campus, I came across what appeared to be a man wrapped a dirty blanket, sleeping on a park bench. As I approached the bench, I … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment — an age-old problem by George Wolfe

Sexual Harassment — an age-old problem by George Wolfe If you have ever been to a show at the new Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University, you may have heard the person leading the program point out a … Continue reading

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The American Inferiority Complex by George Wolfe

The American Inferiority Complex by George Wolfe It is often said that boisterous self-aggrandizement, particularly when a politician states a claim that is contrary to the facts, is in actuality a mask for covering a deep-seated insecurity and inferiority complex. … Continue reading

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Walking the Labyrinth in the Rain by George Wolfe

Walking the Labyrinth in the Rain by George Wolfe “He causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Matt. 5:45). I always thought the rain was a bad thing, that both righteous and unrighteous people … Continue reading

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