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The Bold Epicureanism Of Lucretius

The author of one of the strangest and most impressive poetic works in history was born sometime around 99 or 95 B.C.  The exact date is uncertain; but we are lucky to know even this morsel of information.   1,259 more words


Book Love...

The four textbooks for my online European History course arrived early Friday morning.  I was sitting around in my blue fleece polar bear pajama pants, drinking coffee when the doorbell rang. 698 more words

Book Corner – July 2015 (1)

The Swerve – Stephen Greenblatt

I have always had an admiration for the Greek philosopher, Democritus. Living in the 5th century BCE he developed the astonishing theory that everything was composed of atoms which were physically indivisible and indestructible. 615 more words


Reading Philosophy, History and Engineering

Every so often, I drop into a bookshop. I try not to do it too much, because once there, I have a tendency to buy things. 945 more words


Russo Podcast: WWE Paige's Family, The First Wrestling Family Of England / Russo Rants On Own Daughter

This episode of Vince Russo’s podcast, The Swerve, features WWE Paige’s family – The Knights-  The First Wrestling Family of England.

Also, Russo rants on his own daughter & how wrestling is out of touch with today’s television. 7 more words


The Best Laid Plans

As you may recall, gentle reader, in June I devised a list of interesting non-fiction titles to guide my summer reading.  Well the good news is that I have been reading non-fiction. 801 more words


These are a few of my favorite reads...

When I was little, I was that kid. That kid who never went outside to play because I was reading. Give me a pile of books, and I wasn’t liable to go outside unless forced. 875 more words