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Pythagoras and Hepatia

Pythagoras vs. beans and Hepatia vs oyster shells.

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All of Life is Practice

All of life is practice.

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Optimism is a political act.

Those who benefit from the status quo are perfectly happy for us to think nothing is going to get any better. In fact, these days, cynicism is obedience. Alex Steffen, The Bright Green City

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Once you strip away the platitudes, a life of passion and purpose will always cost, as T.S. Eliot reminds us, ‘Not less than everything.’”

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Alan watts on the length of life

“Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way,” Alan Watts (a philosopher) says.

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3 Minutes with Michel de Montaigne

It’s within your capacity to ask yourself what you think and what you know.

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A Quick and Dirty Snapshot of Marcel Proust

Writer, poseur, mama’s boy, and tips on how to woo him.