Author Archives: hiramcrespo

About hiramcrespo

Hiram Crespo is the author of 'Tending the Epicurean Garden' (Humanist Press, 2014), 'How to Live a Good Life' (Penguin Random House, 2020), and Epicurus of Samos – His Philosophy and Life: All the principal Classical texts Compiled and Introduced by Hiram Crespo (Ukemi Audiobooks, 2020). He's the founder of, and has written for The Humanist, Eidolon, Occupy, The New Humanism, The Secular Web, Europa Laica, AteístasPR, and many other outlets.

Happy Twentieth! “The Covenant of the Sacred Festival Table”

Happy Twentieth to all students of Epicurean philosophy! Some years ago, I wrote a book review of Lampe’s highly-recommended book on the Cyrenaics. This month, I published a book review of Cyreniacs Handbook: Handbook of Source Material for Cyrenaic Philosophy, … Continue reading

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On Nietzsche and the Dune Saga

I’ve been working on a book review of the Handbook of Source Material for Cyrenaic Philosophy, which will feature in the Society of Epicurus page later this month. The book is a compilation (with no commentary added) of everything that … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! On Why Black Lives Do Indeed Matter

Happy Twentieth! The last few weeks have been very emotional for many Americans. In my own city of Chicago, I have slowly gotten used to the normalization of a form of life that could be described as post-apocalyptic. Trains and … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth: The Epicurean Dude

Happy Twentieth to everyone! This month, my essay An Epicurean Guide to Living More Pleasantly in Times of Coronavirus was featured in May-June issue of The Humanist magazine, a publication of the American Humanist Association. The May-June issue is titled … Continue reading

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My Experience Doing the Master Cleanse and Intermittent Fasting

Since my hours at work were cut, and I have more time in my hands, and I enjoy learning something new every day, I decided to take some time to reinvent my dietary lifestyle and practice a whole foods, plants-based … Continue reading

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We Mourn Our Friends by Pleasant Recollection

We show our feeling for [deceased] friends, not by wailing, but by pleasant recollection.- Epicurus I have officially lost a loved one to coronavirus. Ramón was one of my dad’s best friends for over 50 years, since before I was … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth: The Ethics of a Quarantine

Happy Twentieth of April! Please enjoy our educational videos on YouTube, and please subscribe, comment, and share. Some media updates: Please check out the Seize the Moment Podcast video, where I am interviewed to discuss the Epicureanism chapter in the … Continue reading

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Books for Jefferson / Hitchens Day

Today is Thomas Jefferson / Christopher Hitchens Day. Some atheists / humanists have called for this day to be about sharing / giving books to our friends, to stimulate their intellectual life. People develop their character through association. Good association … Continue reading

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In Memory of Kurt Cobain (February 20, 1967-April 5, 1994)

Three days after Kurt Cobain committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, his body was found and the news shook the world. It was my first year of college in Aguadilla (Puerto Rico) and I still remember the day. … Continue reading

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