2009 — I’m a graduate student at Tufts University in Boston, and I’m hoping to use this blog as a way to force myself to write about the things I’m reading. I currently work at a restaurant, so there may be some posts about that, as well as life in Boston. The primary focus will be on politics and philosophy, with an emphasis on ethics.

7/2010 — Almost done with my Master’s at Tufts, but no longer working at a restaurant. The emphasis on ethics turned out to be hard to sustain given that philosophical writing usually takes me a long time to compose and doesn’t necessarily lend itself to blog post length entries. Still there are a lot of posts about morality, with a heavy addition of social issues and economics. Lately I’ve been trying to pay more attention to the nitty gritty of politics that extend beyond policy such as personalities and individual races.

9/5/10 — I’m applying to law school and Ph.D. programs. I have only two classes left with my Master’s program and am spending most of my time on my writing sample, which I should be posting fairly soon under the “my papers” section. I learned to sail over the summer, which was very rewarding. In reference to the above update, I have pretty much utterly failed to pay attention to non-policy issues in politics, but I keep trying nonetheless. I’m watching a lot of Meet the Press, which is a really high quality show.

2/2/11 — Master’s is done and so is my writing sample. Didn’t get to apply to law schools because I find the LSAT very difficult. Not watching meet the press very much. It’s a high quality show, but it just never digs very deep to me, and think that’s mainly because its hard to make a complex point in 1 minute of talk time. Especially when other people have to talk as well. I’m working on a sci-fi novel that I’m sure I’ll never finish. Nonetheless, I have a pretty good idea for the plot I think…

1/15/12 — Got involved in a new website, www.policymic.com. I’m the editor there and am applying to grad school and law school. My latest papers have been added in the “paper I’ve written section.”

1/1/18 — Skipped a few years without blogging, but went back over my old posts and realized that I should keep writing down my thoughts, for so many reasons. I no longer work at PolicyMic (Mic.com). I have a law degree and am working toward my Ph.D. in philosophy.


10 Responses to “About”

  1. 1 Rachel
    July 15, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    So glad I know the true meaning of loose cannon!

  2. 2 Steve
    July 21, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Cool blog, Jordan! Good to check out what you’ve been doing and thinking. I’ll be reading more.

  3. July 30, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Didn’t know you had a blog! Will definitely follow this!

  4. 4 grahamsoc
    August 29, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    oh…you and i have the same idea. i started a blog to force myself to turn my thoughts into cohesive narratives. good luck!

  5. January 11, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I have read a good number of your postings. I am sure you are aware of your own intelligence and knowledge so I will not elaborate on your obvious characteristics. I have put you on my favorites. I like the depth of your thought. I hope we have an opportunity to exchange ideas. If you have a Facebook account, I would be happy to accept a friend request. In any case, I am pleased to have met you in this online manner. Best wishes!
    James Pilant
    Pilant’s Business Ethics Blog

  6. June 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    So don’t take this the wrong way…’cause I don’t mean to be all gushy…BUT YOU ARE SUCH A FANTASTIC WRITER. If I had to use one word to describe this blog, it would be: PHILOSOFABULOUS.

    ‘Nuff said. Keep writing.

  7. March 24, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I enjoyed your short book review of ‘Sight Unseen.’

    Could you call me back about it ?

    • 10 questionbeggar
      March 25, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      Hi Rob,

      What would you like to discuss? I’m happy to do a phone call, but I can be more helpful if I have some idea of what’s on your mind.

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