Tag Archives: Anecdotes

Agathoclean Anecdotes

I thought it might be interesting to collect some of the anecdotes about him that the ancient authors have left us.  I consider Agathocles to be an especially interesting figure.  His rise from obscurity, his boldness, his brilliance, his caring … Continue reading

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Zhuangzi and the Skull

Zhuangzi is one of my favorite philosophers.  He’s generally considered to be the second most important Taoist, after Laozi.  He’s perhaps best known for the story of Zhuangzi and the butterfly, and how after dreaming of being a butterly, Zhuangzi wondered … Continue reading

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Saint Odhran

As an atheist and borderline antitheist, I don’t really have a cornucopia of favorite saints lying about, overflowing with God’s helpers.  But there is one saint whom I especially like, and that is Saint Odhran. He was one of twelve … Continue reading

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