January 2010

My New Year’s media diet

I would like to be more intentional about how I consume media. Here are some thoughts on how I might do that in the coming year. Read the Eternities (via) Focus my reading on classical writing, not modern writing Books first Books are the complete thought meal (Tim Sanders). Films can be good as well,…more

An ideal of peace

Only when an ideal of peace is born in the minds of the peoples will the institutions set up to maintain this peace effectively fulfill the function expected of them. – Albert Schweitzer

The height to which the spirit can ascend

The height to which the spirit can ascend was revealed in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It led those peoples of Europe who possessed it out of the Middle Ages, putting an end to superstition, witch hunts, torture, and a multitude of other forms of cruelty or traditional folly. It replaced the old with the…more