Find Your Philosophy

Find Your Philosophy

Essays, Fiction, and Books

This is the reading list Earnest Hemingway recommended to a kid in 1934.  The kid told him he wanted to be a writer and asked him what he should, therefore, read.  Hemingway would have been 35 at the time and had authored numerous novels including The Sun Also Rises copyrighted in 1925: The Blue Hotel—Stephen […]

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William B. Yeats—Irish poet—said John Stuart Mill—philosopher of democracy—had a good handle on where good prose comes from when he said—I’m paraphrasing—”rhetoric is spoken but poetry is overheard.” I think he means that poetry is what you get when you’re not trying too hard.  Have you ever said “wow, I should write that down, that’s […]

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Something strange happens through repetition.  Something hidden breaks free.  We know there is magic in ordinary, simple, everyday things.  The first time a child learns that what he sees and hears and experiences, every day, is an illusion containing deeper mysteries, is when he discovers the strangeness of his own name. One day, for no […]

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The only thing I can control is how hard I work at something I believe is good. After law school a lawyer I know told me studying was a great stress reliever.  I’m sorry, what?  I was prepping for the California bar exam.  Wouldn’t half a day of Seinfeld reruns be a better stress reliever?  […]

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