Author Archives: Oliver (Ozzie) Crocco

Check out my new blog!

Hi all – I’m no longer using this blog but check out my new blog at Thanks! Hope to connect with you there! Ozzie Advertisements

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The return of the generalist

When you think about Plato and Confucius, you probably think about their contributions to philosophy and politics. What you might not realize is that most of the ancient philosophers wrote about a wide variety of things. For instance, Aristotle wrote … Continue reading


Be here now

This is the title to one of my favorite songs by Ray LaMontagne. It also seemed a fitting title to a short blog post regarding my reading this morning. “For as Prometheus, which interpreted, is, the prudent man, was bound … Continue reading

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We learn when we ask.

“Often when one does not just accept something, the possibility of learning something significantly new emerges. And most great steps forward in development of mankind and society have taken place when someone did not accept a given truth or way … Continue reading


Changing my focus.

Hi everyone, I’m changing my focus a little with this blog. It is no longer “Making Meaning of Life in Southeast Asia” as I am now a student again and no longer living in Southeast Asia. I’m still, of course, … Continue reading


No Turning Back

“Men still want the crutch of dogma, of beliefs fixed by authority, to relieve them of the trouble of thinking and the responsibility of directing their activity by thought. They tend to confine their own thinking to a consideration of … Continue reading


Sweet Home New Jersey

Made it back to Plainsboro, NJ yesterday. Good to be here. My mother picked me up at JFK and I spent some time with my little (not literally) brother. I got to see my newborn niece Waverly and my twin … Continue reading

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