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.  


Reading List


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.

1. The Origins of Virtue
2. Stuff of Thought   
3. Moral Animal
1. Mastery (did you read already)
1. Selections from Montaigne <———- this is a good addition to other readings
2. Man’s Search for Meaning  
3. The Book of Five Rings
4. The Teachings of Epictetus
1. The Man Who Laughs
2. The Fountainhead
1. THe Black Count
2. The Heart and The Fist: The education of a humanitarian, the making of a navy seal.