Welcome to Ruminations! A writing exercise combining various present hobbies (cigars and rum) along side that which keeps me intellectually exercised, philosophy. Somewhere on your screen is a MENU. The menu consists of categories and articles under them. You can use these to navigate to articles of interest. In the interest of convenience however, I present here a list of the categories as links you can use. If you click on a link you will see all the articles under that category. They are always arranged in reverse date order (latest on top). Some articles are multi-part. If you see a “part II” scroll a bit further down to find the part I.
A note about advertising. Ruminations is not a free WordPress account. I have a paid “personal” level account and domain name. Things would be nice if it at least paid for itself. The logical way to do this would be affiliate links. There are many links to rum and cigar vendors not to mention Amazon books. But I cannot do this without upgrading to a professional account and I doubt even such links would begin to pay for that. Nor can I add a donation button without that upgrade. On my account WordPress does, however, allow me to let them add advertisements to my posts.
I do not know to what extent these placements will offset the cost of this account. I really won’t know until I go through a year with them. I only hope they are not so intrusive as to be trouble for my readers.
Philosophy: Mostly metaphysics and epistemology in the English analytic tradition. The starting point is presently fleshed out in my books (presently 3 in number) described in this philosophy subcategory my books.
As of May 2017 a new subcategory here is my book reviews published on Amazon. I’ve reviewed many books for Amazon. These posts are the text to the reviews themselves, not Amazon links. However each review does link to the book reviewed on Amazon. The books posted here are those that, in my opinion, warranted additional philosophical commentary. This commentary is posted at the head of the article. The book reviews themselves always follow. At the end of 2019, there are as many book reviews as philosophy essays. In December 2018 another new category under Philosophy: Philosophy Guest Posts. At the end of 2018 there is only one, but I hope eventually there will be others…
Cigar Reviews: One of my present hobbies (I have had many). There are many reviews here focused mostly on affordable cigars (under $10). There are a surprising number of very excellent cigars in the single digit price range.
General Cigar Articles: About cigars and associated products. Covers “care and feeding” of a cigar collection.
Rum Reviews: A hobby enhancing my enjoyment of cigars. Many reviews.
Bourbon Reviews: A couple of reviews here.
General Spirit Articles: Pairing drink with cigars.
Hope you enjoy. I continue to add to the blog in all categories. Hope you will like and/or comment.
January 25, 2017