Yesterday, the National Palace Museum opened its first ever Renoir exhibit. There were maybe 80-100 originals, including paintings by Matisse, Picasso, and other 20th C. painters.   

Here are a few that caught my eye.  

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Reading List

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After speaking with a recently graduated friend (afraid of losing his taste for reading, I’m sure), I put together a list of books for him and me to read and subsequently talk about over Skype.

The list is divided into genres and it attempts to cover a broad base of ideas (though I’ll admit it is a very Western perspective list, sorry). I included links to buy the books or, in some cases, actually view them as E-books for free. 

I’m always open to suggestions.

Hopefully you’ll find something you like.

Science/Psychology
1. The Origins of Virtue http://amzn.to/10rr9dl
2. Stuff of Thought http://amzn.to/10oj10x   
3. Moral Animal http://amzn.to/11ekRMW
Living
1. Mastery (did you read already) http://amzn.to/12RdQWH
1. Selections from Montaigne http://bit.ly/c3Pivk <———- this is a good addition to other readings
2. Man’s Search for Meaning http://amzn.to/16XVo3h  
3. The Book of Five Rings http://amzn.to/dugabb
4. The Teachings of Epictetus http://bit.ly/10WOVO0
Fiction
1. The Man Who Laughs http://amzn.to/10WMA5Z
2. The Fountainhead http://amzn.to/Zhpcol
Biography
1. THe Black Count http://amzn.to/YwkonU
2. The Heart and The Fist: The education of a humanitarian, the making of a navy seal. http://amzn.to/YwktrR  
 
 
 
 
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