Five Questions: Chuck Chakrapani

Five Questions: Chuck Chakrapani

Chuck Chakrapani is an internationally renowned expert on marketing and market analysis. He’s taught at universities around the globe and has been described as the man who “single-handedly taught the entire market research community in [the United States.]” Modern...

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Five Questions: Brittany Polat

Five Questions: Brittany Polat

For this edition of “Five Questions,” we’re honored to have these pages graced by Brittany Polat. Brittany writes about Stoic moral psychology and philosophy at her website, Living In Agreement.

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Five Questions: Donald Robertson

Five Questions: Donald Robertson

Author, therapist, philosopher, and bon vivant Donald Robertson was kind enough to answer our questions. His new graphic novel, "Verissimus," is published on July 12--buy it! https://www.amazon.com/Verissimus-Stoic-Philosophy-Marcus-Aurelius/dp/1250270952 or wherever...

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To the Salisbury School Class of 2022

To the Salisbury School Class of 2022

Duff had the honor of giving the commencement address at her son Jack's graduation. The text is below. Good Morning, thank you for this honor. Hello Class of 2022, You come from a long line of survivors. You are the latest link in an unbroken chain of ancestors. The...

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Helping Hands Monkeys

Helping Hands Monkeys

Helping hands monkeys are absolutely incredible. They are trained to assist humans who have limited use of their own appendages. These tiny simians can retrieve items, cook, and even bathe their human companions. I don't want to deprive anyone who really needs one,...

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Jack and Mason

Jack and Mason are philosophical donkeys. They focus on what they can control and don't fret about the rest. They can't read "Wise Up," but they can eat it! They prefer carrots, though, and I give them plenty. I always make sure to give them extra so they come running...

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The Ehfurt Latrine Disaster

The Ehfurt Latrine Disaster

The core principle of Stoicism is that we can't control what happens, we can only control our response to it. Yet, as a Stoic. I'm struggling to imagine how I would respond to the floor collapsing under me, causing me to fall into a cesspool with 60 of my closest...

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The Imp of the Perverse

The Imp of the Perverse

Edgar Allan Poe wrote a short story called “The Imp of the Perverse,” in which the narrator identifies his urge to act recklessly as caused by a creature he calls Imp. This is a radical and primitive impulse within all humans. The Imp is the little fellow who advises...

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I Hate Spam

I Hate Spam

I really hate spam phone calls and one of my weaknesses is that I’m really rude to unsolicited calls. Recently I picked up a call from an unknown number and growled, “Call me again and I’ll slit your throat and throw your headless body in the lake.” After a very...

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How You Die

How You Die

There are many ways to die. You could be impaled by a swordfish, brained by a coconut or crushed under a falling pile of coffins at your mortuary business. You could eat yourself to death like King Adolf Frederick of Sweden, or you could drink a lethal amount of...

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Family Motto

Family Motto

My family always chooses a motto for the year, such as “always act on a generous impulse,” or “how you do one thing is how you do everything.” Our motto for this year was from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” A motto is a...

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