A new gig

Dear readers, I apologize for my absence, but I have been busy with a new writing gig at 3 Quarks Daily. I have had a monthly column there since the summer. Somehow it has taken up a lot of my time, but I love it. I had been feeling a little limited on this blog…

Stoicism for crises

It has been an eventful, challenging past few months. I have been wondering for a while how Stoicism would help me deal with an actual crisis--but to be honest, I fell short of wishing for a crisis to come so that I could be tested. I’m soft, and it’s the holiday season. Needless to say,…

A Stoic response to the digital onslaught

What I’m realizing lately is that it’s a good mental exercise to apply a Stoicism overlay to any theme: How would a Stoic react to [x]? I’ve enjoyed reading others analyze such diverse topics as suicide, waiting tables, and Angry Birds. In that spirit of discovery I thought I’d take on technology and our complex relationship to it. Technology…