His Own Words

A blog offering John Casey’s musings on things that matter

Casey’s Letter To His Students

John Casey wrote this last letter to the Warren Wilson College community on February 16, 2017. He died on February 24, 2017. I’m very sad that I’ll have only a few days left to hug my sweetheart, to sit in the sun and watch the world go by. Very sad that I’ll not grow...

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Why Crows?

My husband, John Casey, was part Native American—Lakota. He learned the language, built a sweat lodge and held traditional ceremonies. He ran naked through the woods, alone, in the dark hours of the morning. One day he told me he’d had this dream: I was running naked...

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Nature Way – Casey’s World View

Casey’s world view: an introductory essay he wrote for a class he taught in 2000. I am a philosopher, I do it for a living, but I also do it for a life. I began my career and focus on whether there is a reality out there, and if the truth about it is just my...

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