Monthly Archives: July 2009

The great recession, Herodotus and hidden treasures?

The great recession we are experiencing reinforces a timeless observation made by the pioneering Greek historian Herodotus: “Human prosperity never abides long in the same place.” The New York Times concluded a recent article about the recession w… Continue reading

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Support Reading Odyssey, Inc.

Reading Odyssey is a nonprofit currently seeking 501c(3) status. We hope and expect to receive confirmation of that status from the IRS by November 2009.We accept donations now and our lawyer advises us that if we do receive 501c(3) status then do… Continue reading

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Entertainment Weekly reviews Laurie Sheck’s new book

Entertainment Weekly calls poet and author Laurie Sheck’s new novel “A Monster’s Notes” a “thrilling feat of literary scholarship, beautiful wordsmithing, and deep empathy.” Laurie spoke to the Reading Odyssey community last week. We had a lovely … Continue reading

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Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics – Books IV – VI: recording

We had a good call tonight discussing Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics Books IV – VI. Download Aristotle-7-7-09NichEthicsIV-VI.mp3 We discussed a wide range of issues: liberality, generosity, moral virtue, justice, practical wisdom.And we prepared f… Continue reading

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Frankenstein and the 4th of July?

We had a wonderful phone call this last week with LaurieSheck, poet and author of “A Monster’s Notes” – a reimagining of Frankenstein.Here is my suggested way to spend the 4th of July atyour picnic or on the beach.1. While driving to the beach, li… Continue reading

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