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The Plain Reader

The Plain Reader© 1998 various authors, edited by Scott Savage272 pages What really matters?  Such is the question explored by the contributing authors of The Plain Reader, a collaboration between Amish and Quaker communities to express how living simply allows … Continue reading

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Discourses and Enchiridon

Discourses and Enchiridon, Epictetus© 1967, translated W.A. Oldfather Stoicism might be introduced to the lay reader as Buddhism for the west. Students of Stoicism often take inspiration from Buddhist philosophy, given the common emphasis on mindfulness and freedom from desire. … Continue reading

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Dhammapada

Dhammapada, Annotated and Explained© 2001 translated Max Müller, annotated by Jack Macguire129 pages Yesterday I drove to the state capital, Montgomery, and while there visited the main branch library. I noticed they offered several versions of the Dhammapada, one of … Continue reading

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An Altar in the World

An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith© 2009 Barbara Brown Taylor240 pages Barbara Brown Taylor is an Episcopal priest who no longer pastors a church; for although she still finds enriching experiences inside the walls of her parish … Continue reading

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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things© 1989 Robert Fulghum196 pages It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor — would you be mine, could you be mine? … Continue reading

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The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson©  Edited 1987, Alfred Ferguson378 pages Two summers ago I began to read Thoreau, and as I continue to find him philosophically compelling I wanted to read the works of Thoreau’s contemporary and like-minded friend, … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s Handbook

The Emperor’s Handbook: A New Translation of the Meditations© 2002, translated by David and Scot Hicks.160 pages I first read Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations in 2007 and have returned to selected passages from the book time and again. The good emperor … Continue reading

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A Guide to the Good Life

A Guide to the Good Life: the Ancient Art of Stoic Joy© 2009 William Irvine314 pages Last year when I began to examine Stoicism in depth, having found strength in the works of Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus, I read or … Continue reading

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Red Emma Speaks

Red Emma Speaks: An Emma Goldman Reader© 1973, 1996 ed. Alix Kates Shulman464 pages           Emma Goldman was an incorrigible political activist and social critic during the Gilded Age, speaking out against nearly everything society held dear – the government, capitalism, … Continue reading

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Letters from a Stoic

Letters from a Stoic© 1969, 2004;  translated by Robin Campbell253 pages Seneca’s appearance in The Humanist Anthology piqued my interest, so I purchased Letters from a Stoic soon after finishing it, specifically the Penguin Classics edtiion translated by Robin Campell. … Continue reading

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