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The Year 650, Thanksgiving, and the Playful Tao

The Year 650, Thanksgiving, and the Playful Tao

650: So, if the Roman Empire didn’t fall in 476, when did it? Nobody really knows, but it’s probably safe to say that, by 650, Rome was gone and the Dark Ages had begun.

Thanksgiving: November has a lot to recommend it, but perhaps nothing as much as this: it’s the month for giving thanks. With the attitude of giving thanks, comes many blessings.

Lightning Segments: Hot Scandinavian women, a king’s life, who can you trust, and Oscar Levant.

The Tao: What is the Tao? I don’t know. But you can start to find it if you start to play.

Books mentioned

Robin Daniels, The Virgin Eye

Winifred Gallagher, Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life

Chris Wickham, The Inheritance of Rome

Henri Pirenne, Mohammed and Charlemagne

James Schall, The Unseriousness of Human Affairs

Other references

Philosophize This! podcast

Music attribution

Theme song: Skinnin’ Lynyrd by Greg Scheske, a bespoke expert. Email him here: eidolonaudio@gmail.com

Background music for Lightning Segments is courtesy of Audionautix.

Other Links of Interest

Lao Tzu, Tao Teh Ching, translation by John Wu

Las Vegas and Marijuana

Las Vegas and Marijuana

Taoism, Europe in 486, Mo-Fo, Russell Kirk

Taoism, Europe in 486, Mo-Fo, Russell Kirk