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Dominique Francon

She shuddered suddenly, and then she laughed. She laughed simply, completely; he saw the pale foam of the dress trembling; she stood straight, her head thrown back, like a string shaking with the vibrations of a blinding insult to him; an insult, because her laughter was not bitter or mocking, but quite simply gay.

Fiction Reading

I’m not really a big fan of fiction. I’m a big non-fiction kind of guy. I like my economics from textbooks, my ethnographies under 200 pages, my political theory in thick books, my history riddled with theory, and my law in blog form. 276 more words

Books

I Am the Only Being Whose Doom

How strange it is that I find the kind of solace in poetry that I cannot with any other human being. It is on moments like these, when reading the thoughts of someone long dead makes me think about how much more I can relate to their despondency than to the jubilant superficiality I succumb to everyday, all the time. 643 more words

Life

The Fountainhead of human progress / El Manantial

Architecture of course… well not exactly… mind, reason, ego…

First of all, before to get the classic Rand’s opus, it’s necessary to change concepts, definitions, a matter of semantics. 3,034 more words

Architecture

Saturday July 12

A large-ish pile of dance-y or electronic new wave 12 inch singles to go through today for 1 euro a pop. Lots of names I’d forgotton. 499 more words

Market Finds

Personal Growth/Self Development in Film

Frequently mentioned are the classic texts of the self-development industry. Off the top of my head, I would recall “Napoleon Hill- Think and Grow Rich”,“Dale Carnegie – How to Win Friends and Influence People” and Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits”. 505 more words

Personal Growth