Posts by Quintus Curtius

The Travels Of Constantin De Volney

Article originated hereEvery traveler has a different tale, but the travel itself has the same purpose:  to push through boundaries, overcome obstacles, and to seek out what is not known.  This impulse in man will never change.  And it is right that this is so, for without it the progress of the human race might…

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The Surrealistic World Of Michael Porfirio (Podcast)

Article originated hereThis podcast is a change of pace. I talk about one of my favorite Twitter accounts, the account of @MichaelPorfirio, and I discuss why I think it actually has, in its own distinctive surrealistic way, legitimate artistic merit. Sometimes we need to be thrown curve balls here and there, to keep us all…

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Three Questions From Readers (Podcast)

Article originated hereIn this podcast I discuss three separate questions sent to me by readers. The questions are: 1. How do I deal with a situation where I’m worried my boss might try to prevent me from getting a new position? 2. What do I think of dress codes and standards? 3. Is there a…

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The Right Man In The Right Place Can Make All The Difference

Article originated hereThere are times in history where the right man in the right place can make all the difference.  Accidents of fate, the changing circumstances of fortune, and the randomness of events all conspire to turn predictability into uncertainty; yet a man of learning, vision, and character may, at times, interpose himself in the…

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The Counsel Of Helios To A Noble Youth

Article originated hereThere is a fable told in the Roman emperor Julian’s oration To the Cynic Heracleios that is worth relating and discussing.  The fable is rather involved, but we will extract its relevant parts here.  The god Hermes once appeared before a youth who, though virtuous and good, was having some difficulties in life. …

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The Counsel Of Helios To A Noble Youth

Article originated hereThere is a fable told in the Roman emperor Julian’s oration To the Cynic Heracleios that is worth relating and discussing.  The fable is rather involved, but we will extract its relevant parts here.  The god Hermes once appeared before a youth who, though virtuous and good, was having some difficulties in life. …

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