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About hiramcrespo

Hiram Crespo is the author of 'Tending the Epicurean Garden' and founder of societyofepicurus.com. He's also written for The Humanist, Eidolon, Occupy, The New Humanism, The Secular Web, Europa Laica, AteístasPR, and many other outlets.

Happy Twentieth! “Antiquity has never felt so alive”

Happy 20th to Epicureans everywhere! This month Quartz published Hedonism holds the secret to a happier life, but not for the reasons you think. Unfortunately, rather than defending pleasure as an ethical ideal, the piece falls into the “absence of … Continue reading

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Marked by Oshun

Everyone has their own tribal or ancestral religious or philosophical traditions that have nurtured them at one time or another. The Catholic faith of my upbringing attempted to swallow and assimilate numerous Pagan faiths in its historically monstrous imperial project. In … Continue reading

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My Ancestral Storylines

“The grandson wants to remember what the father wished to forget.” – Spanish proverb “To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.” – Chinese proverb In this blog, I will share … Continue reading

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Props to Gloria Estefan!

You look like the Miami Sound Machine just EXPLODED all over you! – Noxema Jackson, speaking to ChiChi Rodriguez in campy classic To Wong Foo Gloria is such a fundamental piece of pop culture that the mere mention of her legacy … Continue reading

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Lucretius, on Death

“Mortal, what hast thou of such grave concern That thou indulgest in too sickly plaints? Why this bemoaning and beweeping death? For if thy life aforetime and behind To thee was grateful, and not all thy good… Was heaped as … Continue reading

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Sinead Was Right All Along!

Remember that time in 1992 when Sinead O’Connor was criticized and booed globally for tearing off a picture of old pope John Paul II in live TV? Well … today there are calls in Irish media for a public apology to … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth: What’s Wrong with Pleasure?

Happy Twentieth to Epicureans everywhere! We recently stumbled across a piece in The Agonist: a Nietzsche Circle Journal titled On Nietzsche’s Search for Happiness and Joy: Thinking with Epicurus–speaking of which, here’s Richard Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30. We … Continue reading

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