Brief Answers to the Big Questions – Stephen Hawking

Rating: ★★★★ 27/10/18 A few years ago, The Times newspaper ran a headline on the front page which said ‘Hawking: God Did Not Create Universe’. The article was illustrated. God was shown in a drawing by Michelangelo, looking thunderous. They printed a photo of me, looking smug. They made it look like a duel between us. … More Brief Answers to the Big Questions – Stephen Hawking

On The Shortness Of Life: De Brevitate Vitae – Seneca

Rating: ★★★★ 24/12/17 The problem, Paulinus, is not that we have a short life, but that we waste time. Life is long and there is enough of it for satisfying personal accomplishments if we use our hours well.But when time is squandered in the pursuit of pleasure or vain idleness, when it is spent with no … More On The Shortness Of Life: De Brevitate Vitae – Seneca

Carta abierta de un escritor a la Junta Militar – Rodolfo Walsh

Rating: A testimony that can’t be rated. 24/03/17   March 24, 1976. A dictatorship started ruling Argentina; the era of kidnapping and torturing any enemy of the state had begun. Bodies vanishing into thin air. The following year, writer and journalist Rodolfo Walsh sent a letter (Open Letter From a Writer to the Military Junta) … More Carta abierta de un escritor a la Junta Militar – Rodolfo Walsh

On the Heights of Despair – Emil Cioran

Rating: ★★★ 18/02/17 How does one become a pessimist? By reading your book, pal. You made Schopenhauer look like one of the Teletubbies. It was a fortunate thing that I didn’t read this during my impressionable adolescence. I still can’t rate it I think a 3-star rating is a good compromise. Many quotes that pulled on my heartstrings, … More On the Heights of Despair – Emil Cioran

On Sleep and Sleeplessness – Aristotle

Rating: ★★★ 13/03/16   Philosophy Made Easy   Introduction I have always had trouble with sleep. Thoughts are unmanageable, always, but especially at night. I don’t like waking up early (of course, that is what the office expects of me). I hate it, actually. Pure, unadulterated hatred. But I’ll definitely be up at 6 o’clock on a … More On Sleep and Sleeplessness – Aristotle