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Happy Twentieth! On the Importance of Healthy Emotions

Happy Twentieth of August to Epicureans everywhere! Here are some updates from the last 30 days. Malkin’s Death This month we learned of the passing of educator Yaakov Malkin, who was the author of the book Epicurus & Apikorsim: The … Continue reading

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Ancient Christians, as depicted in Death of Peregrine

The Christian religion has enjoyed hegemony in the West for more than 15 centuries, so it is difficult for many in the modern world to imagine how dismissive many Pagans were of the Christians in the early centuries of Common … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Winds of Dune”

In recent months, Dune fans everywhere (myself included) have been excited about the announcement that Denis Villeneuve–the Canadian producer of Arrival and Blade Runner 2049–will be producing a new adaptation of Dune, which will be available to fans in 2020. … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of Game Of Thrones: Power and Corruption

I won’t reveal any spoilers from the Game of Thrones finale, but I will say that GoT has become and will be remembered as one of our generation’s great myths, that the main theme of the series is power (and … Continue reading

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Seven Reasons Why We Need More Epicurean Content Creators

From time to time, members of the Epicurean groups online ask questions like: “Wonder why Stoicism has such a wide appeal to moderns, where Epicureanism has languished somewhat?” … which often elicits some Epicureans citing this quote to justify their … Continue reading

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American Gods and Game of Thrones

This weekend I watched the finale of the second season of American Gods, as well as one of the most epic climactic moments in Game of Thrones: the great battle between the alliance of the living (under the leadership of … Continue reading

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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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