Month: December 2020

  • Stoicism and Christmas 2020

    Hello fellow Stoics and Stoic-minded folks Today is Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) according to the Gregorian calendar (For many Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Christians, who still use the Julian Calendar, Christmas falls on Jan. 7). For all Christians, Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the ‘Christ’ or ‘Messiah’ who is said to have…

  • Saturnalia 2020

    Today is Saturnalia—a holiday with no meaningful significance to any extant religious or ethnic group and, thus, ripe to be appropriated by the modern secular Stoic community. The following are a few thoughts I had on how we could observe Saturnalia, but also how we could observe any holiday as thoughtful and responsible Stoics. Introduction…