Tag: nature

The Sun & I

See also: We, the Sun & I | Full Album and Poetry by Simon J. E. Drew When I rise in the darkness before the dawn, When I sit on a rock at the edge of a vast ocean that calls me,When I feel the sand washing away beneath my feet,When the crashing waves fill my heart […]

Tending to the Garden

See also: Pairidaēza Suite | Full Album & Poetry by Simon J. E. Drew Great is the bee whoTends well to his garden,He works all his life and yetNe’er does he harden. “What’s good for the beeMust be good for the hive,”That’s the motto he lives byThat keeps him alive. He knows what he doesAnd […]

I Dance on the Vine of Eternity

See also: Pairidaēza Suite | Full Album & Poetry by Simon J. E. Drew Ever here, yet ill-defined,Ever near, yet far behind,High and low I twist and windThroughout the gardens of thy mind. Ever the Saint, yet e’er grotesque, Ever the truth, yet ever the jest, Evil at worst, divine at best,I’m he who is cursed and […]

I Tread Softly There

See also: Pairidaēza Suite | Full Album & Poetry by Simon J. E. Drew Ferns grow in the valley,They block out sun and sky,A dark and weathered hew of green,Some natives passing by. They make no fuss about their way, And neither do they rush,They stop to marvel at the stream Which trickles ‘neath the brush. Their […]

The Skies of Winter

The Skies of Winter I love the skies of winter, So honest, crisp, and clear,And better yet are skies of JuneThan other times of year.  For they reflect the sun and earthWith mastery, truth, and care, Painting vivid strokes of red and goldThroughout the silent air. I love the clouds of winter,They seem so light and free,They […]

Who was Seneca and Why Should We Study Him?

In this series, join Simon Drew as he dives deep into the writings of Lucius Annaeus Seneca – the renowned Stoic philosopher, politician, and playwright. In this episode Simon gives a brief overview of Seneca’s life, and he sets the scene for the episodes to come. Become a patron at patreon.com/simonjedrew/ to support Simon’s work […]

Sharon Lebell | Stoicism & Buddhism

Sharon Lebell is a philosophical writer and musician from Northern California. Her book, “The Art of Living”, is a collection of modern translations of some of Epictetus’ best teachings that has served as a source of inspiration for Stoics all around the world for over 20 years. BOOKS: https://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Lebell/e/B000AR8A5U%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

Paul Hannam | The Wisdom of Groundhog Day

Paul Hannam | The Wisdom of Groundhog Day About Our Guest Paul has over 30 years of experience in organisational psychology, leadership and personal development. His insights are based on expertise in the theory and more importantly the practice of high performance. He taught at Oxford University, and has four books published. He has also […]

Jonathan Pennington | Theology & The Wisdom of the Bible

Jonathan Pennington | Theology & The Wisdom of the Bible About Our GuestJonathan T. Pennington is currently Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Director of Research Doctoral Studies at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky (USA).  He earned a B.A. in History as well as a Teaching Certificate from Northern Illinois University. He received the Master of […]

Scott Aikin | Seneca Outdoing God, Hellenistic World Views & Practicing Virtue

Scott Aikin | Seneca Surpassing God, Hellenistic World Views & Practicing Virtue About Our GuestScott F. Aikin is an American philosopher and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he also holds a joint appointment in Classics. He earned an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Montana in 1999 and a Ph.D. in […]