What I'm Reading

A collection of 26 posts

So True for So Long

> 'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.' Marcus Tullius Cicero — The School of Life (@TheSchoolOfLife) September 22, 2014 [https://twitter.com/TheSchoolOfLife/status/514021500450787328] Seeing this

The Benefits of Walking

I've posted quite a bit about walking lately, and this essay by Ferris Jabr at The New Yorker [http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/walking-helps-us-think] got my attention not just for explaining the

Getting Lost

> “For now she need not think about anybody. She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of—to think; well, not even to think. To

A New Twist on an Old Theme

Just found in Mary Ruefle's Madness, Rack, and Honey a paragraph that puts me in mind of a theme I've dealt with before [http://tmblr.co/ZhkhVyJbIkJ7] > Once this thought crossed my mind:

What We Understand

I think there's a remarkable similarity in Mary Ruefle's short passage about writing posted by Austin Kleon [http://tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/92182229341] > “Everything has already been said and done. But, then, if

Zadie Smith on George Eliot

After discussing Anna Karenina, War and Peace, Madame Bovary, and Half of a Yellow Sun, Smith writes [http://www.oprah.com/oprahsbookclub/Author-Zadie-Smith-What-to-Read-This-Summer?utm_campaign=SharedPost&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=TumblriOS] > The