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 let WordPress layer ads into my blog posts hoping some income would offset the cost of this account. After a year, I have received $0, so obviously there is no point to this besides cluttering the reader’s experience. The advertising is gone.
There are three marketing-rich subjects discussed here. Rums and cigars I suppose cannot be advertised even to adults. Stupid, but that’s the way our politically-correct society happens to be. But the philosophy and book reviews area is ripe for advertising. Even I link to dozens and dozens of books (all via Amazon). Why aren’t book sellers, especially of philosophy and science, selling to my readers? This does not require any sophisticated user tracking. Anyone at all who clicks on a philosophy blog page is obviously interested in philosophy! Be that as it may, you, reader, win!! No more ads!
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