Commonplaces from The Archer by Paulo Coelho

Posted on May 12th, 2024

What is a master? I would say that he is not someone who teaches some-thing, but someone who inspires the student to ...

Commonplaces from How to Fight by Thich Nhat Hanh

Posted on May 11th, 2024

NOTES ON FIGHTING MAN IS NOT OUR ENEMY The real enemy is our ignorance, our attachment to views, and our wrong per...

Commonplaces from La Vita Nuova by Dante Alighieri

Posted on January 15th, 2024

Ecce deus fortior me, qui veniens dominabitur michi. "Here is a god stronger than I who comes to rule over me." See...

Commonplaces from Ties by Domenico Starnone

Posted on December 27th, 2023

Introduction By Jhumpa Lahiri Writing is a way to salvage life, to give it form and meaning. It exposes what we hav...

Commonplaces from The Flinch by Julien Smith

Posted on November 13th, 2023

I read, "But despite this safety net, your flinch is still there, in the back of your brain," "But despite this safet...

Commonplaces from Gilgamesh by Stuart Kendall

Posted on August 17th, 2023

Contemporary environmental writers, like Gary Snyder, delineate three ways of talking about the plac es human beings ...

Commonplaces from The PARA Method by Tiago Forte

Posted on August 16th, 2023

Value doesn't come from the inputs; it comes from your outputs, bearing your signature and style. 165 the era of the...

Commonplaces from Abraham or Aristotle? First Millenium Empires and Exegetical Traditions by Garth Fowden

Posted on August 13th, 2023

traditions, that is to say 'things handed down', which we too will pass on with our own stamp, but which cannot be un...

Commonplaces from Del amor y otros demonios by Gabriel García Márquez

Posted on August 11th, 2023

No hay medicina que no cure lo que no cura la felicidad. La incredulidad resiste más que la fe, porque se sustenta ...

Commonplaces from Promises of Gold by José Olivarez

Posted on August 9th, 2023

we wanted to be made in god's image—we imagined gold & not the melting that gold requires.

Christopher Hurtado

Christopher Hurtado has over twenty-five years' experience teaching a broad range of subjects. He is self-taught in the classics, holds a Bachelor's in Middle East Studies/Arabic and Philosophy from Brigham Young University, and an MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He is a serial entrepreneur with startup and takeover/turnaround experience in various industries. He has varying degrees of fluency in twelve languages and has lived and traveled abroad extensively. He lives in Mapleton, Utah with his wife, Alysia, and their children.