Everything Has Two Handles: The Stoic's Guide to the Art of Living Guide to some of the basic elements of stoic thought, mixed in with other philosophies, particularly Judaism but some Buddhism.
Pretty shallow but accessible, with plenty of real-life modern-day examples: the author is a therapist.
Big downside: very poor value for money. There are only 61 pages of actual content, yet it costs about £13.95 on Amazon.
Overall, not that great. Might be a useful introduction to stoicism for some.
Went back to stay with parents again for a few days. More setbacks for my father. The background is he has Parkinson's and a damaged knee due to arthritis. A couple of weeks ago he fell and broke his upper arm, which combined with his other problems meant he couldn't get up from a set anymore: he had an operation to put a plate in to set the bone.
On Saturday we took him into a walk-in centre because the arm was swelling and was still hard to move. It turns out that partly because the plate acts as a kind of fulcrum and the rest of the bone moves around it, he's now snapped the same bone in a different place. He's back in hospital now. On Friday they hope to do another operation to fix the new break, but this one is more complicated and requires a special metal part that needs to be ordered.
Socioeconomics. UK tax gap visualized.
Video. An elegant weapon, for a more civilized age. Oonce oonce. Dancing quadrotors. Fallen. Atheist choir. The censored Katy Perry on Sesame Street clip. Scroungers and hellraisers evicted from Piccadilly mansion.
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