The cover image was taken by the author at The Last Bookstore in Downtown LA.
T.S. Eliot wrote in ‘The Cultivation of Christmas Trees’ that Christmas is a time for children to accumulate a sense of wonder. The emotion of awe – which I mentioned briefly in my last post – is garnering more interest among scientists as … Continue reading
Cafe Scheherazade by Arnold Zable The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall We’re living in a post-truth world, so we are told over and over by the media, but my own leitmotif this year has been the idea of multiple truths – two … Continue reading
I saw this today on IFLS. A man cut out a photo of birds sitting on wires, imagined them as notes on a stave, and orchestrated the piece of music they unwittingly created. Isn’t it beautiful? The world is so … Continue reading
I recently started reading Sam Harris’s blog. I haven’t read any of his books, admittedly, although Mum has and liked them a lot (and I normally agree with her taste in books). Today I sent him a letter, more like … Continue reading
Why are we so obsessed with claiming “biological” differences between men and women? I get so grumpy and tired talking about this topic, but I’m going to suck it up and deal with it for this post. Another book has … Continue reading
I have taken up Japanese lessons. They take place in a tiny classroom, just the three of us students and one very sweet teacher. Everything, except the odd word, is in Japanese, which is how I like language lessons to … Continue reading