Monthly Archives: April 2011

Scoffers Can Become Saints

For this Great Books Monday, I glanced over my spreadsheet to get a quick idea of how much ground we’ve covered so far in the reading program. Of the 1,600+ pages in the can, we’ve completed eight short stories, two … Continue reading

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Young People, You WILL Die, So Stop Pretending

Another Monday, another 100+ pages of Western civilization’s best in the books. What’s not to like? Here are the readings for the upcoming week: “The Legend of St. Julian the Hospitaller” by Gustave Flaubert (GGB Vol. 3, pp. 371-392) “Theseus” … Continue reading

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If I Don’t Think, Do I Not Exist?

As Great Books Monday rolls around again, we’re preparing to dive into one of the greatest classics of spirituality of all time, not to mention the world’s first autobiography. Are you ready? Here are the readings for the coming week: … Continue reading

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Kill ’em All and Let the Gods Sort Them Out

It’s Great Books Monday. We’ve completed one quarter of readings and have twenty-seven to go. My only regret in setting up this project is that I didn’t begin it years ago. I begin each week with a sense of anticipation … Continue reading

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