The shaping power of my little library goes beyond the suggestion to bury myself in Dostoevsky. The library is my life history collected across volumes; these are the ideas and stories that have formed me.
Where Bake-Off took the venom out of cooking competitions, Gardeners’ World forgoes any contest at all. Instead, viewers tune in to Monty Don, and other presenters and guests, as he offers practical gardening advice and radiates appreciation for the slow, quiet world of things that grow.
When you’re largely stuck indoors, even the building next door becomes special. And I see how this house blocks the sun, how it abuts the little walkway between our buildings that makes me feel cramped and unwelcome. No wonder I rarely step through here.
Reading Neil Postman Series – In the opening chapter of Technopoly, Postman makes a case for taking technological change seriously. The cultural transformation caused by new technologies happens quickly, but it doesn’t have to happen thoughtlessly.
Bread is often a symbol for everything taking place around it: the camaraderie, the eating, the enjoyment, the drama. The phrase “to break bread” implies more than eating; it signifies a partaking of community.