Daily Archives: December 8, 2019

What Makes You Basic

Last night at our congregation’s annual variety show, I was among three people chosen to embarrass ourselves answering questions Jeopardy-style for the amusement of the people in our congregation.  As it happens, the last category to be chosen involved postmodern … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marcus Aurelius: A Guide For The Perplexed

Marcus Aurelius:  A Guide For The Perplexed, by William D. Stephens It is a good thing that a book like this exists, but in reading it I can’t help but think that anyone who can appreciate this particular book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Essential Marcus Aurelius

The Essential Marcus Aurelius, edited by Jacob Needleman and John P. Piazza You know how it is when a musician who only had an album or two of material starts to look less impressive than otherwise when one has an … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Think Like A Roman Emperor

How To Think Like A Roman Emperor:  The Stoic Philosophy Of Marcus Aurelius, by Donald Robertson A more accurate title for this book would have been:  The Stoic Philosophy Of Donald Robertson.  Very often in life we find that people … Continue reading

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