Breakfast with Boethius (Book 5)

Coffee and bacon and Boethius, with a napping kitty on my lap. Time for some morning philosophy! Today, we’re finishing Book 5 of Consolation of PhilosophyContinue reading “Breakfast with Boethius (Book 5)”

Breakfast with Boethius (Book 3)

Once again Boethius has joined us for breakfast. Coffee, a doughnut and/or bagel with cream cheese, and philosophy – for what more could one ask? Well, answers to life’s big questions, for a start . . .  Continue reading “Breakfast with Boethius (Book 3)”

Breakfast with Boethius (Book 2)

Welcome back! It’s day two of reading Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy while we enjoy a morning coffee. Here’s what stuck with me from Book 2 Continue reading “Breakfast with Boethius (Book 2)”

Breakfast with Boethius (Book 1)

This summer I’m reading through Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy. I don’t quite known why I put it off for so long; I’m enjoying it immensely and finding it quite accessible with the annotated version I bought. I thought I’d share with you a few choice lines from each of the five “books” in the work. Some words of wisdom (pun intended) to ponder over your morning coffee (or tea, or other drink of choice).  Continue reading “Breakfast with Boethius (Book 1)”

A Comment on Facebook’s Face Recognition Software

Facebook wants me to tag my friends in this picture:


Sure, Facebook – let me introduce you to my good friend Philosophy, along with two putto/genii, and two armrests that aren’t even human figures in this image.

Perhaps you need Art Recognition Software, because as anyone who knows Renaissance art knows, this is the rondel of Philosophy from the ceiling above Raphael’s School of Athens (which just so happens to be my favorite Renaissance painting). Also, you’d also stop removing classic works of art for violating your posting policy.

Still, thanks for giving me some laughs this evening.

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