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Of Television - Repugnant or Useful

Dont get it twisted though… Television, TV, yes, that huge gadget that is but well situated in the central most spot in our homes, (throw in the radio, but well, we all know in these millennial times, it has lost its luster and lure) is one of those great tools that the modern family uses to gather them around and have some form of communion or fraternize! 763 more words

Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public. – Epictetus http://ift.tt/1shUP0w


"Two Ears, One Mouth": Hunting a Proverb from Zeno to Paul's Mom

On using twitter and the internet to trace the history of a cherished proverb; or, on the birth of a t-shirt.

Last fall, I noticed the… 1,933 more words


Three Day Quote Challenge - Day Three

I’ve been told

I can learn quickly,

But can I unlearn

That which I hold dear –

The underpinnings of

Who I am?

Can I deconstruct… 49 more words


Marcus Life: the Meditations and Epictetus

I have recently summarized Frank McLynn’s take of how Marcus Aurelius got into Stoicism during his early formative years. I also mentioned that McLynn offers a highly critical and uncharitable view of Stoicism as a philosophy of life. 1,076 more words



“Is it possible that what is of the greatest necessity in human life should be left incapable of determination or discovery?”

~ Epictetus, Discourses

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