June 11th, 2021
|11:11 am - A self-introduction|
... by means of 24 images and a few haiku...
My name is Stefan Sencerz
That's me with my awesome ladies
Quan Yin's Lady, Princess Sappho and
Shakya's Lady, Miss Molly "Sweetness" Czarnuszka
(Sappho and Molly for short). They are both rescues.
I have a Ph.D. in Philosophy (from the University of Rochester, the thesis on "Moral Intuitions and the Problem of Justification in Ethics") and M.A. in Philosophy (from Warsaw University, thesis on the topic of "Animal Rights and Environmental Ethics").
I have published several refereed papers in areas of moral epistemology and ontology, environmental ethics, animal rights, history of modern philosophy, and applied ethics.
I have also published several refereed poems.
My favorite courses to teach are Introduction to Philosophy, Moral Philosophy (Ethics), Eastern Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics and Epistemology, and Environmental Ethics
Almost every morning, I take the ladies on a long roam on the beach.
Summer is over
yet we smile
just the same
Indeed, my dogs make me smile a lot.
I watch my pupps running
forth and back
It was an Autumn dawn, literally, when I took this photo. Also, it's Autumn dawn in terms of where I am in my life. My son just had a baby, my niece just entered the Medical School and studies to become a doctor. They are doing great. I am very happy for them. I love watching my pupps run back and forth.
Sometimes we find some interesting stuff on the beach
at last low tide
yet still up on the blown roof
"Yes! Yes! I exist," he insists
my fading shadow
a busy day
Of course, the Ladies knew exactly what to do.
Sometimes people say that my dogs are Yin and Yiang
We love it when other dogs join our pack.
wind leans on dry grass
even dog's ear
Here is what the Ladies like to do for fun:
facing the breeze
her white tail melts
in the line of surf
If you don't look at them,
they cannot see you, obviously.
The temptation is growin
Full gallop... (Please, notice clouds reflecting in the surf!)
Almost there, almost there...
"$#!t! Whoof! Whoof! $#!t!"
"Whoof! Whoof! Whoof! Oh $#!t!!" 'Missed it this time...
OK, let's try again...
Thank you, Chelsey!
Needless to say, I adlibbed a bit, too. E.g., pointing to Sappho's "third eye" (in the Yin Yiang photo), I said -- "a clear proof she was a Buddhist monastic in the previous life. She messed up really badly so now she has to be my dog. This was a huge hit.