Essential Online Reading

In no particular order. This is a living page, updated frequently.


  • The Daily Stoic – Ryan Holiday. The book by the same name is highly recommended. I start every morning with a daily meditation, a journal, and a damn fine cup of coffee.
  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius – Gregory Hays translation. Arguably the most accessible translation available today. The best online layout for reading. Hosted by Simon Vreeman.
  • Discourses of Epictetus – Hosted by Vreeman. (See prior mention.)

Thinkers, Et Al

  • Cal Newport – Perhaps the most important thinker/philosopher in our age of technological overload.
  • Rhoneisms – Patrick Rhone. The Minneapolis Renaissance Man. I’m pretty sure he can do just about anything.
  • A Large Regular – Chris Lynch. Prolific blogger. “Quotes for Today” is a great way to start the day. Expect your preconceived notions to be challenged.
  • The Red Hand Files – Nick Cave. Yes… THAT Nick Cave. The site on which he answers questions from fans… one per week. Unless he decides to answers a batch with one of three answers… yes, no, or I don’t know. Worth every minute of your time.
  • Nicholas Bate – Lists of wisdom. Brilliant brevity.


  • Financial Samurai – Sam Dogen. Sam’s done more to help my family’s financial bottom line than he’ll ever realize.
  • A Wealth of Common Sense – Ben Carlson. Ben has a unique ability to sift through the data tsunami, tune out the noise and provide valuable insights.
  • Economist Every Day – Multiple contributors converge to post on a wide variety of subjects related to the economy.