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Reflecting on the Mindfulness Craze

It was said that the word of the year in 2013 was “the selfie” – self portraits via mobile devices. The word of the year in 2014? 100 more words

Random Thoughts

Bonfire of the Vanities

Regarding Tom Wolfe’s Fallo delle Vanita or Bonfire of the Vanities, some context: if Wolfe’s novels are indeed animated by philosophical, cultural, political, dare I say spiritual concerns, perhaps we ought to begin with the title.   1,348 more words

Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe on Lying

“A lie may fool someone else, but it tells you the truth: you’re weak.”


Life Imitates Art: The Bonfire of the Vanities

A white man kills a black teenager, claiming he acted in self-preservation, though there are few or no credible witnesses. The dead youth is remembered as a model citizen, struggling to rise above prejudice and poverty, a martyr for the cause of racial justice. 564 more words


A Visit to Ashland

For the past month I haven’t felt much like writing. I guess I haven’t been inspired by much lately. So when I was called up to Ashland to explore my friends new home I couldn’t resist. 159 more words


For your life story tastefully told choose LITERARY LIFESTORIES

Oh dear. The recent Spectator review of Paul Merton’s autobiography described it as ‘the most boastful autobiography in years’. The reviewer was annoyed with a series of compliments said to Mr Merton which the comic repeats in ‘Only When  Laugh’. 71 more words

Life Story

Does Chris Brown Have a Soul?

I just needed to put this out there.

Tom Wolfe’ s “Las Vegas (What?) Las Vegas (Can’t hear you! Too noisy) Las Vegas!!!” is a piece of journalism that illustrates the first city in America made utterly and completely for the purpose of entertainment. 370 more words

Emotional Reading