Thursday, 31 March 2011

Philosophy 101 By Socrates

I judged this one by the cover and thought it was going to be lame, but I'm really glad that I read it. It makes for an interesting commentary on the Apology and also includes the Phaedo and Crito accompanied by shorter commentaries. It's worth the read for sure.

St. Patrick of Ireland

St. Patrick of Ireland

With midterms becoming one of those monstrous realities in life my extra-curricular reading has slowed down a bit, but I'm blessed that it hasn't stopped. St. Patrick of Ireland was an excellent read and far better than I anticipated. If you like Ireland, history, mythologized saints, or all three you'll like this book.
The author, Philip Freeman, is a Harvard educated classical historian and professor at Lutheran College as well as a guest lecturer at Oxford among several other schools. He uses his knowledge of ancient history and a very limited number of sources to construct his biography and shed light on the world of Patrick (who in Roman fashion was actually named Patricius). Freeman offers lucid and lively insight on the man behind the myth and the crazy lives lived by Irish kings, slaves, and druids. The book is factual and honest but reads like fiction. I highly recommend it, impress your friends next Patty's day!

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Ep. 3 My book philosophy

In this episode I share my philosophy on reading. What's yours? Do read more for entertainment or information? Are you more into fiction or non-fiction? Check out my video below and post your thoughts below or on my youtube page.

Ep. 2 Whitewash (Joseph Keon)

I just finished Whitewash by Joseph Keon, if you haven't read it I highly recommend it -especially if you have kids. Joseph Keon touches on the negative effects dairy has on the body, I touch on a few of these in the video below. What do you think, is dairy bad for you? Do you drink milk? Comment below or on my youtube page: ep. 2 whitewash

Ep. 1 The Hobbit

I recently consumed the Hobbit. It was a delicious read. In the video below I share some of the things of learned from Bilbo Baggins. Have you read the book? What was your favorite part? Post below or on my youtube page: