Quote of The Week

“Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world; yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky.”

Albert Camus



At a time when nobody seems able to think about anything but the new virus, we owe it to ourselves to think about something different.

So the Featured Essays in the coming weeks will all be about travel, outdoor pleasures. and escape. Enjoy the trip!


Topics of the Week

The Featured Essay: Grand Hotel describes an inexpensive haven of luxury in the South of England.

Writing Life: Where are the Servants? asks where Virginia Woolf or Karl Marx would have been without their domestic servants.

Rediscoveries has a new entry – Neil Postman – a highly original American social critic.

Weekly Radio Essays can be heard every Monday at about 7:45 a.m. on 91.1 WSHU and 89.9 WSUF as well as other stations in the region.


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