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August 31, 2018

Dan is that unusual creature, the C-level exec who loves poetry. Or, perhaps he is not. Perhaps, there are many more individuals in corporate jobs who spend their evenings amongst great poets and scholars.

We tend to think of life as having a series of crossroads: go do...

August 26, 2018


America is no longer a country of immigrants. This unfortunate situation has nothing to do with borders or immigration policies, but the death of the spirit that made this country great.

The word immigrant has been ruined by politicization. When we think of immigrant w...

August 15, 2018

Can you unravel the success paradox in Napoleon Hill's favorite poem "Success" By Berton Braley?

Philosophers both ancient and contemporary go to great lengths to create problems they hope that no one can solve. One of their favorites is the paradox. 

Simply put, a par...

August 6, 2018

7 Months, 30+ hours of podcast recordings over 25 books, 15 poems, dozens of hours of lectures, numerous essays, 13 notebooks filled and I have finally finished my reading of Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.

I've thought a lot about what v...

August 5, 2018

Rule 12: Pet a Cat When You Encounter One on the Street.

This podcast I seek to answer Jordan Peterson's fundamental question posed in Chapter 12: "Is there any coherent alternative given the self-evidence horrors of existence? Can Being itself, with its malarial mosqui...

August 1, 2018

What is masculinity? Why is it under attack today? 

These are the fundamental questions addressed in Jordan Peterson's Rule 11: Do Not Bother Children When They Are Skateboarding.

We'll be exploring the life of MAN from Ancient Greece to modern time. We'll be talking abo...

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