Who am I?

My name is Roy Lotz. I’m an English teacher from New York, living in Madrid, and I have a serious writing problem. This blog is an attempt to self-medicate. For more about me, click here. And to contact me, click here.

The Books I Read

When I’m not working or dragging myself through Europe, I’m usually buried in a book. For many years I’ve been writing reviews on Goodreads (here’s my profile), and lately I’ve been posting some of my reviews here.

The Places I Go
While I’m here in Europe, I figured that I’d do as much travelling as I can. The verbal results of these fool’s errands can be found here.
What I Write
Besides book reviews and reports of my travels, I also write essays and fiction. You can find some of these pieces here.
Quotes & Commentary
From my habit of writing down passages I like from whatever book I’m reading, I have amassed a staggering number of quotes. I thought I might as well do something with this collection, so I began using these quotes as the basis for a series of mini-essays. This began as a form of writing practice—my rule is to spend no more than one day on each essay. But it quickly morphed into something more: a full-scale exploration of my thoughts and beliefs. At present, my goal is to write 300 of these.

8 thoughts on “Lotz in Translation

      1. Sure, ask away. However, I read the book a few months ago, and I’m not sure how much I’ll remember that isn’t included in the review. But you can try your luck!

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  1. That shouldn’t pose any trouble at all. Perhaps we can begin with an open-ended question to help break the ice. What relevance does Plotinus have in our day and age? Does he haven anything worth saying that can somehow benefit or improve the lives of everyday people and what might that be or not be; please explain?

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