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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.

Autumn dawn
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
a starfish

almost dusk
"Yes! Yes! I exist," he insists
my fading shadow

a busy day
the sandcastle
under siege

Of course, the Ladies knew exactly what to do.

Sometimes people say that my dogs are Yin and Yiang

I agree.

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

Too big

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...

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Date:November 6th, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)
Very nice photos, Stefan.. Seems very very peaceful and solemn.. Are you familiar of the poet Pablo Neruda? Reminds me a lot about him right now.. Neruda loved nature and wrote poems about the ocean a lot. Neruda lived in Capri Italy.. Google Capri Italy - Gorgeous beaches there.. I was fortunate to be able to visit there once.. Anyway, Neruda's love poems were so passionate.. but, a little dreary at times.. lol.. I wrote a paper in English about one of his poems entitled "September 8th" lol..

I don't know if you remember me, but, I called you about Nursing Ethics questions? Deontological and Teleological arguments regarding Abortions...

Well, you look the same.. You look GREAT!!! Very happy with those Dogs of yours.. (We're talking about 10 plus years since I have seen you) Just a 'little' more white hair and no beard?.. lol.. My dad has two labradors that look similar to yours. Reminds me of his dogs.

Also, regarding Ethics and Animals, Boethius had some very compelling arguments during his imprisonment about Animals vs Humans and the nature of Sins.. Very interesting, Stefan...

Deep 'stuff'!!! Love ya!! And will you remind me of your arguments again about the bananas.. LOVE THAT ONE!! Hilarious!

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