Hilarious Lestat Repost from Tumblr on Lestat from The Vampire Chronicles Literary Series

 Modified: October 19, 2019 at 12:38 pm



Source: kylecblanchard.tumblr.com/post/188446521791  (the link opens in a new tab).

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On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche

 Modified: October 18, 2019 at 1:26 pm

The other day when I was on my Friedrich Nietzsche kick and did the Google search for “where does the ‘God is dead’ quote by Nietzsche come from,” I had emailed a fellow member of the academic community and asked for some of his recommendations of readings by Nietzsche. I am referring to my post on September 30, 2019, titled “Friedrich Nietzsche and his ‘God is dead’ Quote.”

My academic advisor replied that a few of his suggested reads by Nietzsche are On the Genealogy of Morals and Thus Spake Zarathustra  (the link opens in a new tab). I figured Nietzsche would be a great academic add to my collection of books, so I ordered On the Genealogy of Morals through Amazon. It has since arrived. It turned out to be a stroke of luck that the paperback edition I ordered actually contained two works: On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo  (the link opens in a new tab), which you can find through Amazon.

On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche through Amazon  (the link opens in a new tab).

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The Thirst Series by Christopher Pike and The Fallen Series by Thomas E. Sniegoski

 Modified: October 20, 2019 at 5:35 pm

I found some new vampire literature to read.

I got a recommendation from a friend to read the Thirst series by Christopher Pike  (the link to the Simon & Schuster page opens in a new tab). You can find him on Facebook at Christopher Pike’s Facebook page  (the link opens in a new tab). I just ordered it, and I will see how I like the paperback novel Thirst, no. 1:Human urges, Fatal Consequences  (the link opens in a new tab) after I am done with reading it. There is a Wikipedia article on the Thirst, formerly The Last Vampire, series  (the link opens in a new tab).

As thanks for the recommendation of a series to read, I suggested to that friend a series for him to read that I liked. The Fallen at sniegoski.com/fallen  (the link opens in a new tab) by Thomas E. Sniegoski at www.sniegoski.com  (the link opens in a new tab). The book series can be found through the Thomas E. Sniegoski page on Amazon  (the link opens in a new tab).

Friedrich Nietzsche and his “God is dead” Quote

 Modified: October 18, 2019 at 1:28 pm

Philosophize This’s episode ninety, “Nietzsche pt. 1 – God is dead and so is Captain Morgan  (the link opens in a new tab), is the first in the rest of the Nietzsche section (a four-part episode section of episodes 90, 91, 92, and 93) has really struck a great chord with me while listening to the show. I did a quick Google search for “where does the ‘God is dead’ quote by Nietzsche come from” and found the textbook Nietzsche wrote the quote in. In this time between undergraduate and master’s, I am adding this book that the quote comes from to my to-read list: The Gay Science  (the link opens in a new tab).

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Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles Family Tree

 Modified: October 18, 2019 at 2:08 pm

Calling Anne Rice’s fans of The Vampire Chronicles. On Facebook, I belong to a group where a fellow member shared a reference family tree of characters. Here is that tree.

Source: https://www.deviantart.com/funeral16/art/The-Vampire-Chronicles-Family-Tree-661123475

https://www.deviantart.com/funeral16/art/The-Vampire-Chronicles-Family-Tree-661123475  (the link opens in a new tab).

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Just for Today Literature Pondering – July 25

 Modified: October 18, 2019 at 2:52 pm

The Just for Today literature’s daily meditation of recovery in Narcotics Anonymous (NA) for July 25th shows that our action in doing twelfth step service work is never in vain. Practicing the principles in all of our affairs, in culminating with helping the still suffering addict, keeps us drug-free and a healthy, contributing member of society. We give back to humanity through service work, which extends far past only the rooms of NA. Teachers, professors, and instructors, for example, give back to their students every day in their fields in education. Those that hold religious positions give back to their parishioners and practitioners every time that they interact with those people and provide them a service of sorts. Even those that simply donate their time to a cause they support are giving themselves in service to the greater good. If we pay attention, we can find opportunities to give of ourselves in service in many ways. Perhaps, too, we can pray to have God send us someone to help that day if we so choose.

Twelfth Step ‘failure?’ – July 25 – page 215

“Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.” Step Twelve

There is no such thing as a “failed” Twelfth Step call. Even if our prospect doesn’t get clean, we have accomplished two purposes. We have planted the seed of recovery in the mind of the addict with whom we have shared our experience, strength, and hope. And we ourselves have stayed clean another day. Rarely does a recovering addict leave a Twelve Step call with anything but a deep dose of gratitude.

Sometimes we are practicing the Twelfth Step without realizing it. When our co-workers or other acquaintances know some of our history and see what kind of person we are today, they know where to go when they have a friend or loved one in need of our help. We are often the best attraction that NA has to offer!

For many addicts, the Twelfth Step is the cornerstone of recovery. We truly believe that “we can only keep what we have by giving it away.” The paradox of the Twelfth Step is evident, for in giving, we receive.

Just for today: I will remember that I am a living example of the Twelfth Step. I cannot “fail” when I try to carry the message to another addict.


Source: Narcotics Anonymous World Services. Just for Today. Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Incorporated, 1991, p. 215.