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.

Why We Must Start Planting, Again

“Of the art of acquisition [of food] then there is one kind which by nature is a part of the management of a household, in so far as the art of household management must either find ready to hand, or itself provide, such things necessary to life…” Aristotle, Politics...

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In Praise of Hand Work

“The hand is a tool of tools.” Aristotle, On the Soul Recently I was watching a blacksmith work. I was mesmerized. There is something so satisfying and so fitting—indeed, so human—about the ability to do that kind of work. What most struck me is how glad he must be to...

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Giving More Praise

“Some men are thought to be obsequious, namely, those who to give pleasure praise everything and never oppose.” “And while for its own sake he [the man virtuous in social interaction] chooses to contribute pleasure, and avoids the giving of pain, he will be guided...

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Dealing with Life-Fatigue

“All these things are interconnected.” Xenophon, The Estate Manager Being intentional about life can be exhausting. Sometimes you just feel like saying: “I’m sick of worrying about this stuff. Can’t I just go with the flow, rather than weighing every little thing in...

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Slumber Hold Me Tightly: The Gift of Sleep

“But slumber hold me tightly till I waken in the dawn, And hear the thrushes singing in the lilacs round the lawn.” Robert Louis Stevenson, ‘A Good Boy,’ in A Child's Garden of Verses How to think about the sleeping hours of the day might call for more attention than...

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Appreciating Onions

“And I especially commend you for eating onions; they contain all health; they induce sleep; they may be called the apples of content, or again, the companion fruits of mankind.” Hilaire Belloc, “The Onion Eater” in The Hills and the Sea Eating is often an occasion...

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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?
Join John Cuddeback, a professor of philosophy for the last quarter century.

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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