[Literature] 2014’s Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully

Brain Pickings puts out a decent list of books for years end, but spoil it by including rubbish peddled by Sam Harris.

For a critique on the tantrum posing as a movement, read Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies by David Bentley Hart. A good debate is always appreciated, but it helps if the opponent doesn’t rely on building straw men and little else.

Tiny rant over.

That being said, to see Werner Herzog heading this list with A Guide For The Perplexed pleases me to no end.

Nice save, Ms. Popova.

Welcome to AMOT…

To start the blog, one could do far worse than post a picture of one of my musical heroes, the legendary ‘Satchmo’, Louis Armstrong, giving an impromptu performance in Cairo, Egypt, for a throng of fans in 1961. The photo is from the Louis Armstrong House Museum, and I wish to acknowledge Meridian.org, who originally posted this picture and others.