About

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” — Mark Twain

Mr. Clemens talked me into creating this blog. I enjoy reading but don’t have the discipline to read regularly, so I made a New Year’s resolution for 2009 to write at least one book review/digest per week. To track and share my readings, I created this blog on December 10, 2008. As they say, an effective way to keep your resolution is to make it public.

I read, digest and reflect on works by philosophers, theologians, scientists and writers, especially those influential thinkers who made a lasting impact on history, and whose lives were an outgrowth of the ideas and ideals reflected in their writings, such as Plato, Cicero, St. Augustine, Kierkegaard, Tolstoy, Einstein, etc. The list of authors has been continually expanding as I read and learn more. Being ignorant has its advantages in that you truly learn something new everyday.

“It’s not in the book or in the writer that readers discern the truth of what they read; they see it in themselves, if the light of truth has penetrated their minds.” — St. Augustine

If you find any errors or misrepresentations in my posts, please do not hesitate to comment. I would be very grateful to you for correcting my mistakes and not leaving me in ignorance.

11 thoughts on “About

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. Just as living structures are intensified and strengthened by other living structures, so a blog is enhanced by feedback from the readers, and a human being lifted by another.

  1. I found your blog from a Psychology Tomorrow article that linked to your post of Bertrand Russell’s “How to Grow Old”; my husband recently died and Russell’s essay was quite meaningful to me. Thanks for that, and i look forward to exploring your site.

  2. Hi Nemo, you are invited to participate in my Bookish Time Travel Tag, if you so choose. Check my blog post for more details. Thanks, EnglishLitGeek

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