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Minutes from Palace of Versailles: A 10 Bedroom Luxury Villa For Less Than 50 Dollars A Day?

Imagine you want to get married. You’ve always dreamed of having an intimate ceremony, a timeless keepsake that would endure the test of togetherness and time. 208 more words

ON FREEDOM AND FREE WILL

This review of Julian Baggini’s Freedom Regained and John Gray’s The Soul of the Marionette is published in the summer 2015 edition of New Humanist… 3,011 more words

Culture & Books

We are neither authors nor slaves of ourselves; 18-May-2015

Today’s article is review of a book – Freedom Regained – by Julian Baggini. The idea of free will – that we are not controlled by external forces such as god or genes but we are free to choose our next reactions, our occupations, our wishes, and so on – has been floating around for a while now. 82 more words

Noteworthy Web Articles

The terror of the infinite desert: atheists in the face of death

When I was in my teenage years, I called myself an atheist. In my twenties, although still professing atheism if anyone asked about religious beliefs, I modified my stance to agnosticism. 2,488 more words

Anthroposophy

Baggini: "HEALTH IS NOT AN END IN ITSELF: IT'S A MEANS TO LIVING WELL"

From “Apple Watch: are you feeling the terror?” by Julian Baggini, The Guardian, 11 March 2015

“Tools like smartwatches encourage a kind of auto-instrumentalisation, in which we treat ourselves as machines to be well-oiled, serviced and working at maximum efficiency. 86 more words

Why all writers are vain

There was an interesting article in The Guardian newspaper today by Julian Baggini,about how sensitive writers are to criticism.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2015/feb/25/writers-vain-egotism-julian-baggini

( some great stories on writing beneath this article,and do read the comments section ) 115 more words

Being A Writer Is Tough