Ross Coburn was born Hyperlexic, reading avidly at an advanced level from the age of two, a habit he has yet to kick. Neuro–atypical, but long undiagnosed, he rejected all efforts to educate him on any but his own terms, a path less taken which has proved frequently frustrating, occasionally insightful, and always interesting.
A devout Macintosh aficionado, he took Apple's 1997 'Think Different' ad campaign literally and spent years 'building his own mind', choosing from the 'Think Different' icons as examples to consider, perhaps to follow, always to learn from.
Which eventually, to his utter astonishment, brought him into first contact with an Ancient Greek philosopher named Heraclitus, recognized as being the first of four seminal thinkers, coining the terms that his peers, whose names are considerably better known as Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, would adopt for their own efforts. When first reading the so–called Weeping Sage's words he parsed them effortlessly, recognizing his own thoughts expressed through different, and admittedly more eloquent metaphors, only then to further learn that these words were considered to be impenetrable by scholars to this day, and criticized in antiquity as being nimis obscurē, or 'too obscure'.
This led him to eventually publishing his first book, an exposition of Heraclitus' teachings, methods and intentions, and thus, inevitably, to writing this self–expository biographical biscuit, the tone and substance of which he finds less solid ground than he ever did the cranky old Greek whose penetrating and highly relevant wisdom he is attempting to bring to potential readers.
Ross is a native of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and can be found online at www.rosscoburn.me, as well as on Facebook and Twitter, the latter being somewhat to his chagrin.
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The first cohesive, consistent and compelling exposition of the Ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus' tragically incomplete work On Nature. The so–called Weeping Sage, while criticized as being nimis obscurē, or 'too obscure' for his extensive use of metaphor, is universally recognized as having coined the term Λόγος, Lógos or Reason, as having special meaning, finally revealed herein.
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