I’m glad to welcome you to my website. On its pages, you’ll read about what I’ve learned from Aesthetic Realism, the philosophy founded by the American poet, critic, and educator Eli Siegel. It teaches people how we can see the things that affect us every single day in a way we’re proud of: our feelings about the people we know, our jobs, love, education, and endlessly more—including, in 2021, an ongoing pandemic.
Studying Aesthetic Realism has given me a joyous and useful life, which includes a rich career as an English educator in New York City and a happy marriage. You can read about all of this in the pages of this site.
For instance, you’ll find here:
articles on the tremendous effectiveness of the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method,
which has been used with great success by many K-12 teachers in the NYC area, including myself.
papers presented at public seminars at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation
on subjects that concern everyone: including love, kindness, justice, and how to see people. From these papers, by me and by my colleagues, you’ll see how the study of Aesthetic Realism makes for real pride and self-respect!
reports of lectures by Eli Siegel and classes taught by Ellen Reiss,
the Aesthetic Realism Chairman of Education, with whom I’m proud to study. Some of these reports are on poetry, the relation of art and science, and the wonderful meaning of idioms.
links to many resources I find valuable.
To start reading, click on any of the links on the right or the tabs in the menu above. You can also check out my other blogs: “Aesthetic Realism and the Works of Edith Wharton,” and “The Aesthetics of…”. Enjoy!