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#168628 - 11/27/18 10:17 PM Re: Welcome [Re: Dan Simmons]
Triptogenetica Offline
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Registered: 11/25/18
Posts: 2
Loc: Oxford, UK
Hello all

I just registered.

I am a General Practitioner in the UK. (Probably "Family Physician" is the closest American equivalent).

The Hyperion quartet changed the way I think and feel about compassion and empathy. It should be essential reading for all/most doctors (in my opinion).

Hyperion - and the "Art of Manliness" podcast oddly enough - also both prompted me to read the writings of Ignatius Loyola. I'm glad I did.

I'm currently halfway through Ilium. I share one of the characters' (and I hope, Dan Simmons', and this forum's) "obsession with the puzzle of what it means to be human".

I have a crazy idea.

I follow a podcast, the "Art of Manliness", narrated by a sensible guy - Mr Brett McKay - who seems to share Mr Simmons' interest in Classical virtues (and Loyola):
(as an aside - I believe the podcast is more a guide to modern virtue, humanity, parenting etc - to define this as "manliness" narrowly would be missing the point):

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/hector-achilles-two-paths-manliness/
https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/podcast-337-life-lessons-odyssey/
https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/why-every-man-should-study-the-ancient-classics/
https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/podcast-392-jesuit-spirituality-can-improve-life/

So for a while now, I've been thinking, "I really hope Dan Simmons does an AoM podcast in his lifetime". If it would bring his thinking and the great work that is Hyperion, to a wider audience, I think this would be absolutely great.

So -then I thought - I should actually get things together to suggest this. But how to proceed?

AoM / Mr McKay is not the easiest to contact online. I intend to write to him via snail mail. Does anyone have any other suggestions?


Thank you,


PJ McNally -

- triptogenetica
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#168629 - 11/28/18 01:15 PM Re: Welcome [Re: Triptogenetica]
CPD Offline
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Registered: 04/07/06
Posts: 261
Loc: Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Looks like you can contact AoM this way: (from https://www.artofmanliness.com/contact/)


If you have a comment or question, please contact us by dropping a letter in the mail box to:

Art of Manliness
PO Box 978
Jenks, OK 74037

Or you can reach us via Twitter at @artofmanliness

So, I'd try Twitter.
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#168630 - 11/28/18 08:40 PM Re: Welcome [Re: Triptogenetica]
Happy Birthday steele,rick Online   content
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Registered: 07/30/11
Posts: 2623
Loc: Sarasota, Florida
That's an interesting handle, Mr. Tripp. What's it mean?
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#168692 - 01/10/19 05:37 PM Re: Welcome [Re: steele,rick]
Triptogenetica Offline
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Registered: 11/25/18
Posts: 2
Loc: Oxford, UK
Thankyou; I will see if AoM are interested.


There was a time when everybody seemed to have a cool-sounding, unique handle online; triptogenetica wasn't yet taken.

Probably dates my taste in music somewhat.

WARNING - electronic beats:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Triptogenetica
https://www.discogs.com/Adam-Freeland-Adam-Freelands-Coastal-Breaks-II/release/151171
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#168720 - 01/24/19 02:53 AM Re: Welcome [Re: Triptogenetica]
Erica Offline
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Registered: 01/24/19
Posts: 2
Loc: New York, NY
Hi gang. I just registered! Very excited to see what's in store here on the ol' World Wide Web. See you in the forums!

Erica

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#168721 - 01/24/19 12:27 PM Re: Welcome [Re: Erica]
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Registered: 05/17/06
Posts: 3556
Loc: CA
Welcome, Erica.
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#168722 - 01/24/19 11:43 PM Re: Welcome [Re: Enright]
AuntJobiska Offline
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Registered: 05/02/17
Posts: 157
Loc: USA
Welcome, Erica! Nice to have another lady here!
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#168723 - 01/25/19 12:34 PM Re: Welcome [Re: AuntJobiska]
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Registered: 12/15/13
Posts: 105
Loc: Indiana, USA
Welcome, Erica!
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#168724 - 01/25/19 08:35 PM Re: Welcome [Re: Erica]
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Registered: 09/27/05
Posts: 1316
Loc: Greenville, NC
Hello Erica. Good to see another new member joined the treehouse.
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#168725 - 01/26/19 03:58 AM Re: Welcome [Re: Shrike1]
Erica Offline
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Registered: 01/24/19
Posts: 2
Loc: New York, NY
Hi Enright, Aunt Jobiska, Colin, and Shrike! Thanks for the welcome!

Definitely thought I registered with the username "Orphan of Time," but happy anyway that my actual name is being displayed for use.

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