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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! – “The Uncuttables”

Happy 20th to Epicureans everywhere! Recently, a friend referred us to the BBC documentary Life and Death in Herculaneum–which I recommend to all interested in life in and around the villa of the papyri. Another Earth-like exoplanet was recently discovered, … Continue reading

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Philosophy Is For Everyone!

Today is World Philosophy Day. WPD has been celebrated since 2005, when UNESCO institutionalized it. We read on its webpage: By celebrating World Philosophy Day each year, on the third Thursday of November, UNESCO underlines the enduring value of philosophy … Continue reading

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Terror in New York: it’s what you get when you play the Green Card Lottery

The unplanned life is not worth living. – Norman DeWitt The word lottery is typically auspicious. It usually means that someone who was poor or average suddenly has the chance to become rich, or win a prize. But yesterday we learned that an … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! Imagine No Religion!

I wish you all peace and safety on this Twentieth! Over the last month, we have witnessed the awful aftermath of Hurricane Maria, and many people have shown their true colors. As an update to my last blog on my own … Continue reading

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Janet Jackson’s Islamic Honeymoon Nightmare

It is official: Janet Jackson is divorcing her husband after having her firstborn child in her early fifties. It had been reported that she had not converted, but had adopted the dress and traditions of Islam for the sake of her husband … Continue reading

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After the Storm

The last few days have been a test of my patience. My father was recently diagnosed with dementia, which was exacerbated by a resistant strain of urine infection that was making it worse. He lost his mind last weekend and … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth: Epicureans in the Lotus

As the world sadly witnessed the distress, powerlessness, and suffering of thousands of souls due to the recent hurricanes in North America, many men and women of God on social media encouraged others to “pray” for the victims. We have yet to see … Continue reading

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