On the second paradox of Zeno

The people Marcel loves are people in motion. Like Albertine – always speeding off somewhere on a bike, on a train, in a car, on a horse or flown out of the window; like Marcel’s mother, perpetually on her way up the stairs to kiss him good night; like his grand mother, striding up andContinue reading “On the second paradox of Zeno”

#FiveSentenceFiction: Waves

Tirelessly, we walk along the shore, the light reflected from the trees, as if attracted to your beauty, the sea breeze caressing your hair: a summer poem. Deep in the cove lie the lazy rocks, and, perhaps some deeper secrets, even a sea monster and her mermaid lover? We laugh: waves lick the sand, wooingContinue reading “#FiveSentenceFiction: Waves”

#AtoZChallenge2015: Xenophon #philosopher and #soldier

As a child, passionate about history lessons, I was always attracted by philosophers who were also soldiers. There were quite a few in ancient times, and this Spartan hero is perhaps the archetype! “Xenophon was a Greek philosopher, soldier, historian, memoirist, and the author of numerous practical treatises on subjects ranging from horsemanship to taxation.  While bestContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge2015: Xenophon #philosopher and #soldier”