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Matt has a new episode out. 
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In episode 10 we interview artist Marije van Wieringen [1:04:30]. Mark rants on the McKinney pool party and Kevin asks a difficult question about expatriation. Images discussed by Marije: Quarantine – Marc Petit [1:24:28]; The Study – Rémi De Ligny [1:25:28]; Atlas – Lotta Blokker [1:26:50] ...
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Are you in #business? Then you should be into #stoicism.
Want to be calm under pressure? Want people to trust you? Want self-mastery?Want the confidence that comes with a solid grounding in ethics? Of course you do. And that means you should be a stoic.For those unfamiliar with stoicism, the word may imply unfeeling, stonefaced or free from emotion. A stoic, however, feels deeply, but is in control of these emotions as they have accepted the limits of their own power and have therefore achieved a degre...
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Thanks for the comment, Greg. Indeed, this situation is somewhat paradoxical as noted. You may also want to delve into the writings of Cicero, who stressed that in order to have things like minerals from mines and other commodities important for life, that people need to act in their self interest and be rewarded for generating these goods. Call yourself anti-capitalist if you like, but the stoic position on the role of ethics and virtue in proper commerce is well documented.

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I read a review of a book about moss and it started a long string of Stoic thoughts. Weird, right?
I've been thinking about moss this evening. Moss covers much of my backyard and I love that it does. I think it's beautiful. I'm happy to now live in Portland, a city weighed down by a green blanket of the stuff. I'm thinking of moss because of a book review I recently read. I may be purchasing the book, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, out of interest in the subject and respect for the writing as sampled in the...
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Boy, you can tell you've moved to PDX, blogging about moss. :-)  Wait until you slip on it in your driveway and get a pancake size bruise on your butt. That'll take some Stoic resilience to deal with (while you're on the way to Lowe's to get some Moss-be-Gone). I guess that's why people in the northwest are sometimes called "mossbacks." 

Now you need to think of what you'll write about molds, with which I am sure you are becoming way too familiar. 

I miss Portland sometimes. 
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The ancient Greeks believed that many aspects of a person’s life were determined by the three mythical women known as Fates. These were three sister goddesses that appeared in Greek and Roman mythology and were believed to have “spun out” a child’s destiny at birth. They determined when life began, when it ended, and everything in between. At the birth of each man they appeared spinning, measuring, and cutting the thread of life. However not everything was inflexible or pre-determined. A man destined to become a great warrior one day could still choose what he wanted to do on any given day. The gods could simply intervene with decisions that could be helpful or harmful. In a sense, they controlled the metaphorical life of every mortal born.
The ancient Greeks believed that many aspects of a person’s life were determined by the three mythical women known as Fates.  These were three sister goddesses that appeared in Greek and Roman mythology and were believed to have “spun out” a child’s desti
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+Matthew Van Natta has a new one out. Check it out. They just keep getting better. 
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It is very common to hear in both academic circles, as well as more close-knit Stoic circles, Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180 CE) being referred to as the philosopher king. Marcus Aurelius was definitely an amazing individual. He was adopted first by the Emperor Hadrian (76 – 138 CE) and then later by Antoninus Pius (86 – 161 CE). Marcus was educated by the best teachers in rhetoric, poetry, Greek, Latin, and of course, philosophy. The latter is the subject that he prized above all and it is that which had the greatest influence on the young man.

http://buff.ly/1LEoj09 #AncientRome #Rome #MarcusAurelius #Philosophy #AncientHistory #History #AncientHIstoryEncyclopedia
Co-authored by Steven Umbrello and Tina Forsee It is very common to hear in both academic circles, as well as more close-knit Stoic circles, Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180 CE) being referred to...
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Might as well be prepared, I guess. 
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New episode out.
In episode 11 we interview Dr. Robert Colter from the University of Wyoming about Stoic Camp [0:53:00]. Matt discusses theories of violence [0:17:30]. Mark discusses who should not be a Stoic [0:26:00]. LInks mentioned in this episode: Stoic Camp NY – Greg and Massimo (sold out) [0:01:42] ...
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Saw this today. Don't know if anyone is into the primal living or paleo dieting, but looks like one of their big spokesman is promoting stoicism as well.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/7-ways-to-use-stoic-philosophy-to-improve-your-health-and-happiness/#axzz3eBREj6Wi
A few weeks ago, I shared some thoughts on one of my favorite books of late, A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine. I appreciated the com...
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Raises a lot of interesting questions for modern day Stoics.
Freedom—leave it to marionette puppets or God—John Gray on our hellish groundhog day.
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In episode 9 we interview political scientist Michael Baranowski [38:30]. LInks mentioned in this episode: How to be a Stoic – Massimo Pigliucci's blog [03:27]; Stoicism Today – Painted Porch mentioned on Stoicism Today blog [4:27]; Stoic Camp – University of Wyoming [04:45]; Pathological Giving ...
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From 1965, I think. 
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Most people who read The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius either slog through Book 1, or just skip it altogether. After all, who really wants to read "From Fronto, I learned not to throw scrolls at slaves. From Gluteus Maximus,...
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I like catching +Gregory B. Sadler lectures when I can and this looks like a good one. 
 
Here's the video of the session last weekend on Stoic Philosophy and Anger -- as usual, an excellent and stimulating discussion #Stoicism #anger  
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Any Gotham fans? The last episode they talked about Marcus Aurelius and how stoicism is a life philosophy. Kind of cool what it leads Bruce Wayne to find. I won't spoil it but check it out. 
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It's on Fox Monday nights. If you get hulu, I know it's on there. 
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A new TED talk on YouTube. I thought it was interesting that a lot of what he describes is stoicism but he never calls it that.
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