Hank Williams

The Ethos of Country Songs

Confession: I am an avid fan of country music. No, not the country music you may have heard in a truck commercial (though this is actually a great one). I’m talking about Western swing, alt-country, string band music, bluegrass, progressive bluegrass […]

The Useful Sayings of Epictetus

The Stoic philosophers are an interesting bunch. While I don’t accept their fatalistic approach to the events of life or their obsession with duty, I see value in what they have to say about dealing with challenges with grace and […]