Arete is a Greek philosophical term meaning excellence. It can refer to inanimate objects (a beautiful house) or animate (the quality of human excellence). Aristotle wrote that excellence is a habit you can practice, and the purpose of life is to become everything you can be, to fulfill your purpose for living.
I am a writer and teacher of philosophy who lives in the Greater Philadelphia Area. I love teaching and hanging around students, wrestling with putting words together, enjoying books and animals and my family. And when I can afford it, I love to travel--hence the British advice of "keep calm and carry on." The name Morgan is Welsh and means sea dweller. And when I return to where my ancestors settled centuries ago in a small Welsh village, I feel the connections to them, the earth, to music and poetry, and the sea.