Dan E. Nicholas

"gotta have a book"
Gotta have a book
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (38 of 43)
Location: Scotts Valley, California, USA
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Dan E. Nicholas In the work world I'm found online at DanNicholasCLU and hail as a long term care solutions specialist and serve Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Clara, and San Benito Counties since 1986. But in the wee hours I'm here, a book reader, philosopher, theologian, writer, and then at sunup a husband, father, brother, son, friend and lover.

For decades now, my idea of a good time continues to be rising a few hours early and reading. Reading the thoughts of those near and far on similar interests. What continues to fascinate me is union and communion with God and man starting with my o… Read more

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 288,345 - Total Helpful Votes: 38 of 43
Variations on the Song of Songs by Christos Yannaras
Variations on the Song of Songs by Christos Yannaras
5.0 out of 5 stars A book for lovers, 24 May 2013
Book Review by Dan Nicholas, Christos Yannaras, Variations on the Song of Songs
2005, Holy Cross Press, original title in Greek: Scholio sto Asma Asmaton, published in Athens in 1990. Translated by Norman Russell. Feb. 2010

Variations is most definitely a thinking, poet loving man or woman's Valentine's Day book. Eastern Christian philosopher and theologian Christos Yannaras and his translator Norman Russell have a great little poetic riff here on the ancient Song of Songs for your loved one on Valentine's Day. Well, maybe it is mostly for you, the lover, than your beloved. Sort a philosophical poetical check up before you show up with red roses and chocolate on the doorstep… Read more
Gandhi: Naked Ambition by Jad Adams
Gandhi: Naked Ambition by Jad Adams
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I think I got the point, 30 April 2013
Dan Nicholas Review of Gandhi: Naked Ambition, by Jad Adams

I've no business reviewing this book as my copy is still in the mail. I'm rather disappointed that it is not more readily available in the US. I think I get the point though, having read many an article on this practice of Gandhi sleeping naked with pretty young women as a test. (And interesting to me that to amp up the test, he traded a 33 year old Sushila for an 18 year old hottie. Hmmm.

Not knowing about this spiritual practice of sleeping naked with pretty women, I landed on the same in my personal life, trying to find a way to date in my mid fifties. The point for me was not to get head over heals… Read more
Symeon the Holy Fool: Leontius's Life and the Late&hellip by Derek Krueger
Symeon the Holy Fool: Leontius's Life and the Late Antique City (Transformation of the Classical)

Just reading and learning about this odd fellow, St. Simeon of Emesa, Holy Fool. Would love to get a copy of The Real Deal book here, out of print for two decades. Just reading around this book and now I find some help on Google Books, a collection of out of print works.

In the mean time, until I can get a hard copy of this work, a good place for me to look for thoughts on St. Simeon of Emesa and other Holy Fools of the Eastern Church would be places like Bp. Kallistos Ware and his The Inner Kingdom: Volume 1 of the Collected Works by Kallistos Ware (Aug 1, 2000) or… Read more