in a perfect world of yancies: Busy, But, You Know, the Good Kind of Busy

16 May 2013

Busy, But, You Know, the Good Kind of Busy

So, first of all, I'm excited for the upcoming West Coast Plato Workshop, which meets this weekend at Stanford.

My handout? Sure, take a look:

WCP Cratylus Handout by Yancy Hughes Dominick

Want to know more? Take a look at the full program. Should be a lot of fun!

I also had the pleasure of delivering an address to this year's cohort of students completing the Faith and the Great Ideas Program at SU. It was perhaps a celebration, but I decided to give a pretty serious talk about Plato (how could I pass up the chance to give another talk about Plato?); in any case, I'm particularly proud of my last line: "most of all, I hope someone comes along very soon and refutes all of your beliefs."

As far as refuting people goes, I don't usually like to give books bad reviews, but by the time I finished reading the book I reviewed recently, I kind of had no choice. Too bad, but what can you do?

Finally, I'm excited to report that I'll be teaching a special section of my Philosophy of the Human Person class this summer for some of the dancers in the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Yes, that Pacific Northwest Ballet :)

It's part of their Second Stage program, which, as I understand it now anyway, helps people prepare for the lives they'll live after their career onstage.

You can read more about the Seattle U part of the program here. I don't know much more than that now, but I can't wait to find out more this summer!

Okay, speaking of summer... Thanks for reading this far without seeing any photos of Franklin! In return, here he is today asking me to read one of his current favorite books:
Is It Summer Yet?
Mama, Is It Summer Yet? Thanks again, Jen!

And if you just can't get enough, here's a few minutes of raw video footage Emily got the other day:

Quite a guy.

All right reader, see you after I get back from California!


  1. Franklin is getting more explorative all the time...and as Grandma Rhonda would say, "he is speaking Franklinese."

    Glad you are teaching the summer course - it should be interesting.

  2. That line about deceiving oneself is a good 'un!

    1. Right? I mean, say what you will about Plato, he sure writes a charming Socrates :)