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Gilman

What Cthulhu can teach us about isolation

Iäh! everybody. I hope this special message by the Cult of Great Cthulhu finds you in good health. I had a bit of a non-euclidean think-around and came to the conclusion Great Cthulhu’s general behavior can teach us a lot about what to do during the quarantine and still be …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #60 – Happy Things from the Quarantine

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/aethercast.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/NonEuclidean60.mp3Podcast (aethercast): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:29 — 11.3MB) | EmbedJust a few personal positive things from two weeks more into the quarantine. I hope you are all healthy and not too stressed out! Stay safe, stay healthy everyone!

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #59 – Geek in quarantine edition (pants optional)

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/aethercast.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/NonEuclidean59Covid.mp3Podcast (aethercast): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:47 — 12.4MB) | EmbedBeing stuck at home as a geeky introvert is not that bad. It’s basically what I trained for my entire life… Here are some thoughts and personal survival tips regarding the current situation and these are some …

epictetus

Project Stoicism: Handling the current situation

When you open any news site, turn on the radio or TV, there is a lot of news covering irrational behavior. People are buying surgical masks, hand-sanitizer and toilet paper (!) like crazy. Hint: Toilet paper and clean behinds have no effect on corona viruses of any kind whatsoever, and …

Project Stoicism: Stoicism 101

Continuing my series on Stoicism, instead of writing about another virtue (the next one will be justice), I wanted to share this presentation by Massimo Pigliucci. The key points of Stoicism in under one hour. Please enjoy, be inspired and take some notes.

May I point your attention to: Sabaton History

There rarely comes a moment when you have followed and enjoyed something awesome for a while (years) and then you find out there is a multi-level awesome connected to the awesome that you did not know about. Case in point: I have followed Indy Neidell‘s Great War and World War …

Zeno of Citium

Project Stoicism: The Virtue of Temperance

Temperance may well be the virtue most relevant in our time for every day life. Temperance is defined as moderation or voluntary self-restraint. In a world where we are constantly bombarded with advertising and we are under constant pressure to have X in order to be cool, respected, en vogue …

The Stoa

Project Stoicism: The Virtue of Wisdom

The Stoics recognize four primary virtues: Wisdom, Justice, Courage, and Temperance. I will tackle each one starting today with Wisdom. Wisdom to Stoics is the knowledge of things which are good or evil or which are neither. Concerning this knowledge I want to share some thoughts on two quotes by …

Marcus Aurelius

Project Stoicism

For a very long time I have been a fan of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. My fascination with him began back before my teenage years when I found out there was a Roman emperor who shared my first name. Much later (but already some 20 years ago or more) …