Author Archives: hiramcrespo

About hiramcrespo

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

Book Review of “The One Thing”

The book The ONE Thing was highly recommended to me as a self-help book that helps people achieve more by focusing on what really matters. There are many bits of useful wisdom, and much of what the author cites is … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! – The Black Hole and Incidental Properties of Nature

Happy Twentieth to all Epicureans and our friends everywhere! Some literary updates: This recent discussion on the Epicurean Friends forum on condensed pleasure (and others that take place there) might be of interest to students of Epicurean ethics. Another series … Continue reading

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Review of Muscle Stimulator for Pain Relief

As many of my readers know, the Epicurean recipe for a life of pleasure includes ataraxia (freedom from mental anxieties) as well as aponia (freedom from physical pain)–and while it’s true that mental pains and pleasures last longer and we … Continue reading

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History is Poetry

I’ve noticed something very poetic about recent events in history. Julian Asante is arrested on 4-11, which is code for information. this is what says about 411: Another term used for “information”. Hence dialing 411 for information. ex. Damn … Continue reading

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Bablic: Automated Translation App for Webmasters

As many of you know, I’m a big fan of Amikumu, Duolingo and other apps that teach or help to practice languages. I’m also a big fan of languages in general, and of apps that translate content, maybe because I … Continue reading

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Holy Laughter

Laughter is holy. All good things laugh. – Nietzsche, in Thus Spake Zarathustra I am writing this in memory of my cousin Lydia, who died in April of 2009 at only 43 years young, which is my current age. This … Continue reading

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Amikumu App Review – More than an app for Language Learning

I learned about Amikumu and Duolingo through the Esperanto community. All Esperanto speakers also speak at least one–sometimes two or more–other languages, and many are language-learning enthusiasts. Studies demonstrate that: Esperanto is a gateway to other languages, and makes it … Continue reading

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