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An old ambition is peeking through: that beauty and glamour shouldn’t be divorced from wisdom. In the perfect world, the great truths wouldn’t lie locked away in depressing unreadable books or be spoken only by inarticulate and visually challenged members of society.
I have mentioned on Twitter that I’m reading Alain de Botton’s latest, The News: A User’s Manual. So far, I haven’t gotten past the first chapter (I’m a slow reader), but the mission he states is “simple” – to find a way to deal with our boredom and confusion at all the details and news bits that are being thrown at us in this age of 24-hour news. 115 more words
I recently returned from a short trip to Rome, a city rooted with ancient ruins and umbrella pines, and while it seemed to be inhabited mostly by determined men from Bangladesh, I loved it. 968 more words