Daily Archives: August 27, 2018

The Strange Paradox Of Second Acts

It was once a cliche that there are no second acts in America.  Yet what was already a dubious statement in light of the reality of American history has largely been destroyed by our contemporary generation and its deep fondness … Continue reading

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Book Review: Falling Off The Map

Falling Off The Map:  Some Lonely Places Of The World, by Pico Iyer It is little surprise that lonely people are attracted to lonely places, and that we tend to see places through our own state of mind.  The author’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art Of Stillness

The Art Of Stillness:  Adventures In Going Nowhere, by Pico Iyer There are several interesting aspects of this work.  For one, it is the work of a well-known travel writer who a friend recommended to me (and this is the … Continue reading

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