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We’re excited that you’ve joined the conversation! At HMU, we want to continue the great authors’ conversations in a contemporary context, and this blog will help us do that. We look back to Aristotle and the early philosophers who used reason and discourse to gain wisdom and now we endeavor to do the same every day.

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March 27, 2020

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

“It’s possible to understand the world from studying a leaf. You can comprehend the laws of aerodynamics, mathematics, poetry and biology through the complex beauty of such a perfect structure. It’s also possible to travel the whole globe and learn nothing.”
— Joy Harjo, U.S. Poet Laureate

Joy Harjo is the current U.S. Poet Laureate. She comes from Oklahoma and identifies as Mvskoke (Muscogee) and is,

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November 24, 2017

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

“The code word for America was our mother Ne-he-mah.”

“I enjoyed serving my country and my people.” – Chester Nez

Protecting our country is an act of honor and bravery. Every one of those citizens who sign up for the arduous task of defending America is worthy of mention. Just within my own life, I have come to listen more closely to those veterans who are familiar to me.

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April 8, 2016

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

How is honor created? Is it imperative that war narratives describe honorable people and events? Recently, I attended a conference regarding war narratives. From this discussion arose questions about the ways in which society frames our understanding of war. A truly global society is a fairly recent phenomenon. Therefore, war on the level of globalized states is also fairly new.

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