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About ethicsbeyondcompliance

I hold a PhD in medical humanities with an major emphasis in ethics. I began teaching college-level ethics in 2000.

Stupider than Stewart Lee

I’m too stupid to understand Stewart Lee. And his experiments with Brechtian Irony. He pretends to be cut from the same cloth As the smug bastards club of comedic sloth. Americans can’t understand the ribald sophistication Of the comedic genius … Continue reading

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Hagiography

In the Halls of Knowledge The Great Men shared their wisdom With emperors, kings, monarchs, and generals. Great women shared their insights and guidance, too, But their words are stored in different wings of the Great Hall. It was the … Continue reading

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(Dis)Associates

Straddling me, you shake your hair, grin, and gaze down. “What do you really want me to do?” you say. I really want you to become a fortress. I want you to be the wall against the hordes. I want … Continue reading

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Corporatocracy and Me

The East India Company was the first modern corporation, And it is credited with introducing the world to markets that are free, But it brought the free market enforced by the world’s largest standing army. It was the beginning of … Continue reading

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Rest Rooms in the UK

Last night, I was attending a gig at one of my favourite Manchester venues. One of the people from the venue was standing near the stage, which put him right in front of the passage to the venue’s comfort facilities. … Continue reading

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Fast Cars in the UK

Someone recently asked me whether I thought people in England drive too fast. The question took me by surprise because, no, with but a few notable exceptions people in the UK do not drive fast. It probably isn’t for a … Continue reading

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English Politeness and Deference: Passing in Tight Places

I mostly appreciate the politeness I encounter in the towns and villages in northwest England, but sometimes my American and more urban sensibilities leave me a little frustrated. Necessity and custom in England require both vehicles and pedestrians to negotiate … Continue reading

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