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Badger diggings: Racing to overcome nihilism

9:25 PM, Apr. 18, 2013
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"What's nihilism?" my eighth-grader wanted to know.

He was playing Words With Friends on his iPod Touch with his grandmother, and she was not letting the fact the kid is only 13 impede her. Anyway, in the years after 9/11 - and now Boston - our children will learn one way or another.

"It's a belief in nothingness," I told him, trying to remember what I learned way back when in philosophy class at Boston College. ...

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