Philosophy

Translating Mohsen Namjoo's poem Alaki

One of my all-time favorite artists is Mohsen Namjoo. His specialty is putting Persian poetry to music, using a fusion of classical Iranian, modern, and western instruments. The result is an experience that respects, enchants, and elevates the soul, in a way that only the best art can do.

The Journal of John Woolman

The Journal of John Woolman offers an introspective look into the life of a Quaker itinerant preacher, mystic, abolitionist, and lover of humankind. In addition to providing a taste of the rich inner dialogue and vast moral, spiritual, and physical journeys of Woolman, the journal has the distinction of being the oldest book in North America that has been continuously in print since its first publication in 1774, second only to the Bible.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Written as a memoir to his son William, who at the time was the governor of New Jersey, Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography offers several valuable insights into the life of one of the most remarkable men of the 18th century.

The Harvard Classics: An Anthology of the Greatest Works of World Literature

I recently purchased a set of books too numerous for my own good. 71 volumes, to be exact. “It must have cost you a fortune!” you retort, incredulously. Thankfully–and thanks indeed be to Jeff Bezos, my supreme overlord–it only cost me $2 bucks to get the Kindle version.

Mastery-Based Learning in the Age of Social Media

I have a confession to make. I’m an addict. I love everything about–and can never get enough of–learning. I keep coming back for another hit, over and over again. I’ve been doing it for over 30 years.