Stoicism

Learning | Stoicism

Moments in the Light of Eternity

“To perceive the world in the light of eternity, to accept your death as a gift, to accept suffering as a path toward joy. All of those are in Christ on the cross.” – Stephen Colbert I’m not particularly religious, but I do believe I’m a bit player in eternity.  Is eternity God?  Or is…

Lifestyle | Stoicism

Stoic Reminders

Welcome to the second half of the year!  Is the year half full or half empty?  I’ll go with full…  While WordPress doesn’t recognize it, I’ve written every day this year and plan to continue doing so for as long as I’m able to.  I bounce around a lot with topics, but I write about…

Habits | Lifestyle

Woodpeckers and Daily Reading

I’m trying to establish better habits – nothing new there, I’ve written about it before.  When I’m home, my morning habit starts with helping Bodhi get up and outside for a little relief.  I drink a pint of water and brew coffee while he’s outside, and read a little.  Simple start-the-engines stuff. I take stock…

Habits | Lifestyle | Stoicism

Stoicism and Daily Habits

I’m pondering a pair of quotes from the stoics.  They go well together of course; each a call to action.  And these quotes also pair well with two books I’m reading right now. “Give yourself fully to your endeavors.  Decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determine to pay the price of a…

History/Travel

Food and Drink and Magic Spells

Food and Drink and Magic Spells I spent some time in the first month of 2018 wandering around in Portugal, and a memorable evening in Lisbon sampling port with some of my co-workers.  Within a week of sipping this port I was no longer working at the company that paid for my trip to Portugal….