Well, as I sit here trying to pull my thoughts together for my latest paper – an ethics paper on BP’s role in various oil spills around the world, and I HATE writing papers related to business ethics – I saw on the calendar that today is Good Friday. Been a long time since I’ve noticed that holiday on its regular day. Usually, I look up, Easter has passed along, and I remember that Good Friday preceded it somewhere prior to that. Bad former Catholic! Bad! Bad! Of course, I tend to look up and notice that some Sabbath or Esbat or some other seasonal or cyclic holiday period has passed by as well. What can I say? I’ve never been big on celebrating my daily ritual of Life on specified days. Each day holds special meaning to me – regardless of the Sun or Moon phase or spot on a calendar. For me, Life has never been about calendars or stuff like that. But I’m always amused whenever I happen to stumble upon those calendar observances on the “correct” day.
This weekend’s major significance for me is finishing up the class where I am a student. I have two papers on business ethics to wrangle forth before Sunday night. As I mentioned, the first is on oil-related “disasters” where BP has been one of the primary focal points. It would be easier for me if the topic could be aimed towards a natural preservation perspective, but its on the ethical aspect of business in how BP has handled its roles. The second paper, a 12-page monster, is on looking at the ethical nature of the Duke lacrosse team issue from quite a few years back. Not really sure how I will approach this particular paper – considering I spent most of the time during the news coverage pointedly ignoring all the stories. Just not something I consider wasting my time reading about. So, that paper will not be an easy one to write.
Next weekend, I’ll be back with the podcast. Once I complete this particular class, my time frees up quite a bit…and I’m really looking forward to having the time to accomplish some of the things that I want to do. 🙂