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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.


March 13, 2020

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

According to Virginia Woolf, reading is virtuous. The endeavor – performed well – enhances one’s being. It pleases her to see books on shelves in coffee houses, children’s rooms, and kitchens. In The Common Reader, Woolf celebrates the fact that reading, having evolved over many hundreds of years, has become a staple of the human lifestyle.

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June 10, 2016

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

Letting the mind wander allows for thought development, but the mind must maintain a force, a desire to trace that thought. To be present with a single thought, live in it and travel with it. This idea of presence draws us in a single direction, but seems to disregard time and space. Instead, we are to focus on one idea,

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