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We’re excited that you’ve joined the conversation! At HMU, we want to continue the great authors’ conversations in a contemporary context, and this blog will help us do that. We look back to Aristotle and the early philosophers who used reason and discourse to gain wisdom and now we endeavor to do the same every day.


January 4, 2019 Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post. Some members in my family celebrate New Year’s Eve with lutefisk or sauerkraut. Some people celebrate with both. I, however, draw the line at lutefisk. I just cannot stomach it. What seems to me to be a petty difference of taste really bothers …

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November 23, 2018 Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post. “Cookery is the most ancient of the arts, for Adam was born hungry.” – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin I love cooking and so, naturally, I love old cookbooks. The holidays present a perfect time to rummage through my cookbooks. I learn so much about …

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December 29, 2017 Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post. “Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow; The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true.”  – Alfred, Lord Tennyson Music for today’s post provided by Trio Mediaeval I have heard of ringing …

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