Monthly Archives: December 2022

Betrand Russell’s Message to Future Generations

Above is Bertrand Russell, one of my intellectual heroes, around age ninety, talking about the most important lessons he would leave to future generations. And below is an excerpt from Russell’s  essay “How To Grow Old.” It is one of the most beautiful reflections on death in all of world literature. Continue reading Betrand Russell’s Message to Future Generations

Susan Wolf on Happiness and Meaning

Susan R. Wolf (1952 – ) is a moral philosopher who has written extensively on meaning in human life. She is currently the Edna J. Koury Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She addressed the topic of the meaning of life, among other places, in her essay: “Happiness and Meaning: Two Aspects of the Good Life.” Continue reading Susan Wolf on Happiness and Meaning

A Great Blog—The Attic

I wanted to remind my readers of a wonderful and uplifting blog called the attic. (I wrote about it just over a year ago.) Here is a brief description from the blog’s author,

Sick of the news? Come rummage in The Attic to find a kinder, cooler America.  Here you’ll find common ground, not minefields. Updated weekly, The Attic features short profiles of American artists, writers, dreamers, inventors, visionaries, and more … Continue reading A Great Blog—The Attic