Quote of The Week

"I believe in the aristocracy of the sensitive, the considerate, and the plucky. They represent the true human condition, the one permanent victory over cruelty and chaos.




In the age of tweets, twitters and texts a web page featuring complete sentences is obviously on a par with the manual typewriter and the quill pen. This is very old fashioned stuff indeed, and I have reached an age where I need make no apology for it. If you enjoy these essays and random observations please let me know. If there is nothing but a great silence out there in cyberspace I will have to assume that you are stunned with admiration.

Topics of the Week

Writing Life: “Generation Gap” reflects on the situation of a writer who is decades older than most of his potential readers.

The Featured Essay: “Emotional Intelligence” explains why intelligent people are powerless when confronted by kittens.

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