Sunday, May 22, 2011

Neil Diamond Billboard Icon Award

Photo from the Billboard website

After “suffering” though a good part of the Billboard Music Award Show it was so refreshing to see and hear Neil Diamond. He sounds as great as ever as he sang Sweet Caroline and America, closing out the show with an enthusiastic choir and audience singing along.

He accepted the 2011 Billboard Icon Award, honoring the cultural impact of an artist whose extraordinary talent as a creator, writer, and entertainer has stood the test of time. He has sold more than 128 million records worldwide, achieving 39 top 10 singles and 18 platinum albums over more than 40 years. At age 70, he looks darn good!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ethics of the Greek Philosophers

Now in Kindle

In 1896, Columbia Professor of logic and ethics, Dr. James H. Hyslop's stated his lectures "on the Greek ethics attributed to Plato, Socrates and Aristotle is an attempt to reduce the conceptions of Greek ethics to the same terms as those in which modern problems in this field express themselves. Too many philosophers merely transliterate the language of antiquity instead of translating it. The consequence is that we as often fail to discover that in the past we are dealing with the same intellectual and moral problems as in the present. I have endeavored, therefore, to see the Greek thought on ethics with the eyes of a modern student." Dr. Hyslop also had an interest in psychical research which came about as a result of his friendship with Harvard Professor William James and the study of famous Boston MA medium, Lenore Piper.

Linda Pendleton has written an Introduction to these two works of Dr. Hyslop. Linda is the author of several fiction and nonfiction books.