Tag Archives: Seneca

The Peace of Stoicism (#poem)

The Stoics all counsel the same. Contemplate life and accept Death without too much disruption. They counsel the same when You are overwrought, but Flood you with a tsunami of tears When their turn comes. Seneca condemned his own sobs; … Continue reading

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Hagiography

In the Halls of Knowledge The Great Men shared their wisdom With emperors, kings, monarchs, and generals. Great women shared their insights and guidance, too, But their words are stored in different wings of the Great Hall. It was the … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Grief

It seems each time I attend a funeral, I overhear someone being criticized for grieving too subtly, too gregariously, too privately, or while dressed inappropriately. I dismiss the critics as judgmental and ignorant cranks who should have better things to … Continue reading

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