On Death

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die... - Ecclesiastes 3 vs 1-2 The death you run away from will come to meet you and you will be returned to the One who knows the unseen as …

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Wait!

Wait for me dear sister It’s not yet time to go The sun is still shinning Let’s wait for the sun to truly set Wait for me dear sister I called on you to be patient To hang in there To hold on dear sister For the hope on the horizon For the sun to …

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On Loss, Mourning and the Tragedy of a Generation

Loss So, I’ll get right to it. My sister, Ikoru Cotterell, died at 52 years old. She was very ill for a long time but died suddenly. Her death got me thinking about life, family, giving, altruism and kindness and related questions. How much help is reasonable when a person is alive and healthy? How …

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On Friendship, Other Extensions and Related Moral Questions 

Friendship, a form of interpersonal relationship with varying degrees of intimacy, has been a subject of interest to laypeople and scholars alike. At the heart of friendship is the concept of loyalty, which has its fundamental expressions, analyses, and interest in the context of friendship. The purpose of this note is to explore the nature …

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“For the Greatest Good of the Greatest Number”: Examining the Ethical Dilemmas of Whistleblowing

In this fourth post in my series on loyalty, I reflect on the ethical and moral questions surrounding whistleblowing. The key question I explore here has its roots in Michael Sanders' moral philosophical question: 'what is the right thing to do?' I refer to whistleblowing as the calling out of moral or ethical misdemeanors that …

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