Showing posts from March, 2023

On the Dawn of a New Month & A New Quarter: A Closing Thought

  ​ Meditations , you could say, is Marcus Aurelius exploring himself. That’s literally what the title means–the book isn’t for you and I, it’s  “things to one’s self,” to himself.  He’s exploring his fears, his desires, his flaws, his virtues. That’s the journey that philosophy took Marcus on. Since he was a young man until right before his death, he was exploring himself, trying to understand himself and his nature better. But what about you? How well do you know ‘the backroads of the self,’ as Marcus calls them in Book 4. You know every inch of the ride to work. You know this road or that city, you say, like the ‘back of your hand.’ But how well do you know yourself? Too many of us are total strangers to ourselves. We seek busyness. We seek external markers.  We seek out others to understand us , and demand that they  hear what we’re saying.  Meanwhile, we ignore the voice inside. The one that is whispering to us so many important lessons. The one that is shouting so many warnings.

Notations On Our World (Special Weekly Edition): On National Consumer Week

    Keep your money and information safe during #NCPW2023 Unfortunately, scammers are not taking a break in 2023. Watch out for red flags, learn about consumer safety, and stay safe with USAGov during National Consumer Protection Week. From March 5 to 11, 2023, follow @USAGov on  Facebook  and  Twitter . We're sharing official tips and guides from government agencies every day to help you avoid scams and keep your money safe. Save this information and follow the hashtags all week. When: Sunday, March 5 until Saturday, March 11, 2023 Where: Join @USAGov through social media. How: Follow important hashtags like  #NCPW2023  and #SlamTheScam to get information from experts like the Federal Trade Commission and Social Security Administration.