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The Golden Verses Of The Stoic

Seneca and Epictetus refer to the Golden Verses of Pythagoras , which happens to provide a good framework for developing a daily routine, bookended by morning and evening contemplative practices. Zeno of Citium , who founded Stoicism in 301 BC, expressed his doctrines in notoriously terse arguments and concise maxims.  However, Chrysippus, the third head of the Stoic school, wrote over 700 books fleshing these ideas out and adding complex arguments to support them. 

Howling Darkness Complete

I finished the novel, Howling Darkness this week. It is a young reader's novel, similar in taste to the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine. I wrote this book for my grandson, Stephen, and I plan on writing another for his sister Christina.

Writing this type of novel is challenging and fun. It certainly isn't easy and after looking at R.L.Stine's biography and list of works on wikipedia, I have a lot of respect for the man. I am also toying with the idea of making my own series of books, the collection being called Dark Watch.  Stine publishes through the Scholastic Corporation. I'm not sure that this is the way to go with the Dark Watch series, though I doubt there is any reason not to.

Currently, the book idea I have for Christina's novel is not really a Dark Watch type novel. For one, I think it might be a trilogy. And two, it might be a little more young adult reading, rather than young readers. The title is HEX and I've completed the first chapter. It promises to be a fast thriller, full of vampires and scary monsters.