Start living a more human, happier life.

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.

A New Attitude toward Tradition

A New Attitude toward Tradition

‘To participate in a tradition,’ ‘to be in a tradition’ means: to accept something handed down as a thing handed down. …anyone who carelessly rejects the external traditions or treats them with irony is doing something dangerous.” Josef Pieper, The Concept of...

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Thankful for When Children Were Young

Thankful for When Children Were Young

“..and perhaps it will be pleasing to have remembered these things one day.” Virgil, The Aeneid I have to admit it: it's been hard for me recently as I think back on when my children were younger. A few days ago my wife and I, and our eight year old son—who is seven...

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The Longing for Things Higher

The Longing for Things Higher

“After the sufferings of many years of violence and oppression, the human soul longs for things higher, warmer, and purer than those offered by today’s mass living habits introduced by the revolting invasion of publicity, by TV stupor, and by intolerable music.”...

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Defending Your Right Not to Know

Defending Your Right Not to Know

“…or we may witness shameless intrusion on the privacy of well-known people under the slogan: ‘Everyone is entitled to know everything.’ But this is a false slogan, characteristic of a false era. People also have the right not to know and it's a much more valuable...

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Mulch: Using Nature’s Plan for Life

Mulch: Using Nature’s Plan for Life

“Art imitates nature.” Aristotle VIDEO FOLLOWED BY DISTINCT WRITTEN REFLECTION This growing season was dry. A number of trees, not to mention my garden, suffered. Upon seeing them losing leaves in early September, I asked my local state forester to look at my trees,...

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Two Reasons to Take Cool Showers

Two Reasons to Take Cool Showers

“All these things are interconnected.” Xenophon, The Estate Manager This is one of my all-time favorite quotations. It speaks to so many things. The original context in Xenophon is Ischomachus reporting how he would put his horse through its paces while riding over...

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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.

Start feeling more connected to yourself, your friends, and to the little corner of the world in which you live.

Together, let’s live a more human, happy life.

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