Commonplaces from Courage Is Calling by Ryan Holiday

Posted on October 6th, 2021

You Can Always Resist "If they can force you," Seneca has Hercules say in one of his plays, "then you’ve forgotten h...

Commonplaces from Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow

Posted on September 8th, 2021

Standard Oil had taught the American public an important but paradoxical lesson: Free markets, if left completely to ...

Commonplaces from The Lusíads by Luis Vaz de Camōes, Landeg White

Posted on September 8th, 2021

The Lusíads is an epic. History supplies its heroes (the Portuguese) and its subject-matter (da Gama’s voyage to Indi...

Commonplaces from Werner Erhard by William Bartley, III

Posted on September 2nd, 2021

"Only much later, when I became aware of the unconscious patterns and identifications that were at the source of my b...

Commonplaces from How to Love by Thich Nhat Hanh

Posted on September 1st, 2021

Very often, our mistakes come from our unskillfulness, and not because we want to harm one another. I think of our be...

Commonplaces from be Here Now by Dalai Lama

Posted on September 1st, 2021

To become conscious of death was to become conscious that they were living life, which was not death. As we came to p...

Commonplaces from Al-Ghazzali His Psychology of the Greater Struggle

Posted on August 19th, 2021

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Commonplaces from There Is No God and He Is Always With You by Brad Warner

Posted on August 13th, 2021

Books could only explain what other people supposed God might be. Even if they purported to be firsthand accounts fro...

Commonplaces from The Origin of Satan by Elaine Pagels

Posted on July 25th, 2021

In biblical sources the Hebrew term the satan describes an adversarial role. It is not the name of a particular chara...

Commonplaces from American Moonshot by Douglas Brinkley

Posted on July 23rd, 2021

It's fair to argue that NASA's Projects Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo were just a shiny distraction, that the taxpayers...

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.