An Ode to Friendship

“Associate with those who will make a better man out of you. Welcome those whom you yourself can improve.” ~Seneca I may not always know (or remember) how I came to know most of the people in my life, but I do know why or how some acquaintances evolved into friendships. While reevaluating my social […]

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Flat-Ass Rules

“You’ve wandered all over and finally realized that you never found what you were after: how to live. Not in syllogisms, not in money, or fame, or self-indulgence. Nowhere. Then where is it to be found? In doing what human nature requires. How? Through first principles. Which should govern your intentions and your actions.” —Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.

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Alive Time

“In many circumstances, we do not deal with our affairs in accordance with correct assumptions, but rather we follow thoughtless habit.” — Musonius Rufus One of the things I have learned over this past year is that I have way more control over how I spend my time, with whom I spend my time, and the […]

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Create Your Modus Operandi

For several years, I have been working on a purposeful modus operandi – my every day mode of operations – based on clear principles and values from which my every action descends. In short, bringing the practice of philosophy and ethics to all facets of everyday life; becoming a stickler for truth and honesty; and […]

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Courageous Leadership ACT III

“You cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.” ~Stephen Covey

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Courageous Leadership ACT II

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” ~C.S. Lewis

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Finding Hope In 2021

“Not to feel exasperated, or defeated, or despondent because your days aren’t packed with wise and moral actions. But to get back up when you fail, to celebrate behaving like a human—however imperfectly—and fully embrace the pursuit that you’ve embarked on.”

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