Between stimulus and response there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom

– Viktor Frankl

I am likely the worst stoic ever. Despite my  incompetency and inability to stay on the ‘straight and narrow’ Stoicism remains a highly aspirational operating system that I (one day) hope to achieve some level of proficiency in (I don’t even aim for mastery anymore). It is probably a good thing that my life is soft, coddled and hardship free… otherwise I would probably be in trouble.

Abdication of responsibility

While I endeavored to keep this broadly about Stoicism, I often get sidetracked by all manner of other philosophies… because… well… they’re often better looking… and shiny. If you’re a purist you are likely to be disappointed. Sorry!

Stoic-esque posts

The worst stoic ever – Although probably still better adherent than Nero… eh… I hope.

Nature – It hates you. I mean it REALLY hates you.

Christmas letter from Iwo Jima

On death

Anonymity and the power of celebrity

Prussian traits

You dropped your rock

‘Good‘ –

Philosopher suicide

Why I can’t have nice things

Making the case for the commute


‘Despite all my rage’

Arbor Mortis

A book for all and none


The first cut is the deepest


Life, Lemons and lies –


How are you?


I’ll just leave this here

Precipitation and other things that will get you wet