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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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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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Happy Twentieth and Happy Humanlight!

Happy 20th to all the Epicureans everywhere, and Happy HumanLight to all my subscribers! We’ve reached the solstice, the time of the year when the day is shortest and the night is longest. This means that light is reborn and … Continue reading

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Lucian’s Lover of Lies

Merry Christmas everyone! I recently had the pleasure of reading Lucian’s Lover of Lies, which is reputed to have inspired The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Like his other work True History, he starts off lamenting how people prefer lies to truth … and as … Continue reading

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Authors and Books at #ahacon16

I had the pleasure of participating yesterday in an author panel at the American Humanist Association‘s 75th annual conference. I have written previously for a publication known as The Humanist, and my book Tending the Epicurean Garden was published via Humanist Press, … Continue reading

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Epicurus.net and the Importance of Appreciating Our Available Literature

Those of you who are close followers of Epicurean literature and community online may have noticed that the epicurus.info and the Epicurus Wiki webpages both went offline recently. The other major resource that remains (outside of Society of Epicurus–including in … Continue reading

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The Closing Chapter of Histories

As some of my readers know, I’ve been reading The Good Book: A Humanist Bible for over a year now, and have written a few reviews of its books as well as a general review for Society of Epicurus. I … Continue reading

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