Month: May 2012

  • Venice 2012 – Summary

    My planning article -> Venice 2012 planning The trip went very much according to the plan.. except the lunch places & Scuola Grande di San Rocco was closed when we were in the neighborhood. In short: Great city, but my Italian heart is in Tuscany (and Rome). I will probably not return.. all my upcoming trips to Italy will probably […]

  • William James

    From Wikipedia: William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher who was trained as a physician. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and on the philosophy of pragmatism. He was the brother of novelist Henry James and of diarist Alice James. In the summer of 1878, James married Alice […]

  • My Travel Map

    Since travel is one of my fav activities, it’s only reasonable to publish my “Travel Map” (Cities I’ve visited): Create your own travel map or travel blog. Find the best vacation rentals at TripAdvisor

  • Stoic History

    Mainly based on info from “A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy” – William B. Irvine The First Stoics Zeno – (333-261 BC) = the first Stoic started as a Cynic “same” as today’s homeless Antisthenes pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes […]

  • Marcus Aurelius

    From Wikipedia: Marcus Aurelius (Latin: Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus; 26 April 121 – 17 March 180 AD), was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus’ death in 169. He was the last of the “Five Good Emperors”, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. During his reign, the Empire defeated a […]