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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.

Maleficent: the Evolution of Fairy Tale Morality

When we were children, fables often had morality woven into them. The tale of the boy who liked to scare his village by announcing the visit of a wolf … until a REAL wolf showed up, showed us the importance … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! In Defense of Eudaimonia

Peace and Safety to all Epicureans, Neo-Epicureans and kindred spirits! Please don’t forget to join our Garden of Epicurus group on Facebook if you’d like to study Epicurean philosophy with others. On this day, I’d like to defend the concept … Continue reading

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TBT: The Matrix

Keanu Reeves has confirmed that there will be a Matrix 4. The Matrix is not only a film series: it’s also a mythology for our times. It has inspired countless philosophy books and discussions, and one of the films even … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! On Anticipations and Other Updates

Happy Twentieth of September! Here are some literary updates: Epicurean Preconceptions, by Voula Tsouna, was published in Below is a quote from it. The word enargeia means immediacy, and denotes the quality of an unmediated insight which requires no … Continue reading

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Things to Learn from Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale was a best-selling 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, which was turned into a TV series in recent years. My neighbor and I have been binge-watching episodes of it for months, after it was recommended by a co-worker. … Continue reading

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In Solidarity with The Bahamas

The following videos show how the islands of the Bahamas are unrecognizable after hurricane Dorian. Six days after the storm, there were reports that the stench of death was on the streets from so many bodies that were unclaimed and … Continue reading

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TBT: #CirqueDuSoleil’s Alegría

Around the year 1996, I used to go on all-day trips from the University of Puerto Rico campus, where I studied, to walk around the very-walkable, elegant, 500-year-old colonial city of Old San Juan. I’ve always enjoyed the colonial architecture, … Continue reading

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