Walter Thomas Schmid, Ph. D.

Yield who will to their separation, my object in living is to unite                        

my avocation and my vocation as my two eyes make one in sight.                   

Only where love and need are one, and the work is played for mortal stakes,

Is the deed ever really done for Heaven and the future's sakes.                        

--Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time


Give more to the soil than you take away.   --Karel Capek, A Gardener's Year


Some day, some day, but not now,  I'd like to learn how to have a conversation. 

-- 16 year old boy who is heavily into texting


Folegandros, Greece (Sifnos on the horizon)

Greek odyssey 2010


              UNCW CLASSES

Fall 2018: 

  • PAR 201: History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy syllabus

  • PAR 380-001: Philosophy of Drama

Spring 2019:

  • PAR 101 005/6/10: Invitation to Philosophical Thinking (OL)

  • PAR 302-001: Plato (TR 11-1215; Bear 261)


         Office Bear 270; 962-3409


         Spring 2018 office hours by appointment

         PAR - Philosophy and Religion Department


Let your intelligence begin to rule

Whenever you sit with others

Using this sane idea:

Leave all your cocked guns in a field far from us.

One of those damned things

Might go


"This Sane Idea" -Hafiz