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Simple, down-to-earth insights from the sages of the ancient world for those who feel lost, and hungry for truth. Discover the peace and excitement of an intentional life.

Every Wednesday, receive short, practical reflections on timeless principles and how they apply today.

Living as a Household of One

Living as a Household of One

“…and the association of living beings who have this sense—of good and evil—make a household…” Aristotle, Politics The fact is that many people today end up living in a house alone. Sometimes it is by choice. Other times it is surely not, and the house has echoes of...

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Restoring Respect for Elders

Restoring Respect for Elders

“Might we not say that filial piety and respect for elders constitute the root of Goodness.” Confucius, The Analects The alienation between young and old is at times palpable. It’s not usually open disdain or hostility. Rather there is a real disconnect, as each group...

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The Amazing Gift of Gratitude

The Amazing Gift of Gratitude

‘Do you wish to repay a favor? Receive it graciously.’ Seneca, De Beneficiis There is usually more than meets the eye in the wonderful realm of benefaction-- doing favors or good deeds for others. In any benefaction freely given there is the possibility of a unique...

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An Amazing Connection: Education and Leisure

An Amazing Connection: Education and Leisure

“It is clear then that there are branches of learning and education that we must study merely with a view to leisure spent in intellectual activity, and these are to be valued for their own sake.” “And therefore our fathers admitted music into education…” Aristotle,...

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Fostering Leisure

Fostering Leisure

“And happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure… but the activity of reason, which is contemplative, seems both to be superior in serious worth and to aim at no end beyond itself, and to have its pleasure proper to itself, and...

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The Difference between Leisure and Amusement

The Difference between Leisure and Amusement

“Leisure is better than work and is its end; and therefore the question must be asked, what ought we to do when at leisure? Clearly we ought not to be amusing ourselves, for then amusement would be the end of life…” Aristotle, Politics Sometimes a distinction in terms...

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Books & Lectures

My book on True Friendship and a number of audio lecture downloads are available.
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Bethany Weekend

An intimate two day philosophical and cultural getaway. Come learn and reflect on timeless principles and their current implications while experiencing old-fashioned hospitality.
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Do you feel out of place in modern life?

Are you hungry for heritage, connection, and the wisdom of the ages? Do you enjoy discussing ideas and scouring for the truth, but find yourself becoming discouraged?
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Enter deep into an ancient wisdom, through the sayings of great wise men through the ages.

With his unique and friendly tone, John unpacks their insights, applying them to life today. Every week, we can consider together how to live more intentional and peaceful lives.

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