Political

Shoes to Fit My Man

My friend Naomi, a smart businesswoman, recently told me that George W. Bush could put his boots under her bed any night. I thought Naomi was a “healthy” Republican, but her confession truthfully shocked me. I started thinking about the sexuality of power and the magnetism of people with power. Sylvia Plath (a poet I…

Life Lessons & How Tos

38 No-Nonsense Resolutions

Don’t take yourself too seriously. Most of your activities-job, play, relationships, etc.-do not involve life or death situations. So what if you screw up occasionally: you are only human! Being “only human” doesn’t give you the right to hurt, to be ignorant, to be careless, to behave irresponsibly, to be thoughtless, to be selfish. Being…

Literature

Book Review: Colin Thubron’s Shadow of the Silk Road

“The author travels not just roads and paths through mountains and deserts, he also travels in time, venturing back along a route some believe to be 10,000 years old.” The history of the Orient is written on silk. Silk worm cultivation probably began 4000 years before Christ; 3500 years before the Golden Age of Greece;…

Literature

Book Review: Cormac McCarthy’s The Road

“This is one of the half dozen best novels I’ve ever read” I have found a book: The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I finished it at a whip’s pace, having read it in only two sittings. I can honestly say that it is one of the half-dozen best novels I have read (in the company…

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