Aim high …… but embrace glorious failure


Aim High "You should aim for lofty accomplishments" is a thought provoking article posted by Major Styles a few days back that really set me thinking. I usually write short comments almost immediately on the Major's blog but this time I just didn't know what to write! Not because I was empty headed but because … Continue reading Aim high …… but embrace glorious failure

“Religion is poison”: Book review!


"Religion is poison"? The title of this post is a quote, but do you know who said it and to whom? It wasn't Richard Dawkins, though judging by the bad press he often gets and the "no platform" action against him it's a wonder he doesn't constantly shout it out loud. It's now 11 years … Continue reading “Religion is poison”: Book review!

The Weekly Stoic: The three tests of Socrates for the media!


OK, I know Socrates wasn't a Stoic, but he had a massive influence on Stoicism. His "three tests" which he used to apply to someone who was about to speak to him certainly harmonise with a Stoical perspective. Specifically, he would say to the person: "before you speak,  can I just check that it meets … Continue reading The Weekly Stoic: The three tests of Socrates for the media!

The Weekly Stoic: Hope is not a winning strategy.


I've been somewhat distracted recently, well, quite a lot actually. Photographs, that's what did it, and folks saying how good they were and that I should market and sell them. It seemed like a good idea at the time ...... those famous last words. So, I decided to explore that well known commercial repository for … Continue reading The Weekly Stoic: Hope is not a winning strategy.