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Six Things I Learned After Writing “Tending the Epicurean Garden”

Today marks the 2-year anniversary of the “official” publication of my book (review here), although the book had been available on Amazon prior to that date. I wrote the bulk of the content on Tending the Epicurean Garden during the … Continue reading

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Book Review by Michael Fontaine, and Some Thoughts on Scientism and the Pharmacracy

The latest review of Tending the Epicurean Garden has been published in The Humanist and will print in the Jan-Feb 2015 issue. The reviewer had previously written works comparing Epicureanism (favorably) with the work of psychiatrist Thomas Szasz. This influenced his response … Continue reading

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Naturalist Reasoning on Friendship

  And when they saw an offspring born From out themselves, then first the human race Began to soften. For ’twas now that fire Rendered their shivering frames less staunch to bear, Under the canopy of the sky, the cold; … Continue reading

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On the Architecture of Pleasure

In my recent visit to the federal capital, I was taken in by the majesty, the beauty and the history of the buildings of our government (and corporations, these days there’s no clear boundary).  If I had not understood the … Continue reading

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