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Pullman on the importance of culture

Pullman on the importance of culture

Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play.

“Put the helmet down wondering and lifted it knowing.”

"Put the helmet down wondering and lifted it knowing."

I found this wonderful short documentary by Callum Rice about the Scottish poet Robert Fullerton. Fullerton was seventeen and welding apprentice, not a profession easily associated with poets. Now if you’re not going to read it, give it back, because there’s dafter people than you that need

The Oatmeal on Trust

The Oatmeal on Trust

“Trust is a tricky thing”… Read this right to the end. We all know that cat 🙂

When everything is not going to be okay, what do you say?

When everything is not going to be okay, what do you say?

A classmate who died during a car accident, a sport mate who committed suicide, a fellow student who died due to a stupid bacterial infection, a friend diagnosed with cancer, another friend who lost his spouse way too early due to cancer, a nephew who lost both

Of course he is a reader. And a writer.

Of course he is a reader. And a writer.

The sensible people I know are readers. So it’s not a surprise to me that Barack Obama is an avid reader. Michiko Kakutani from The New York Times interviewed Obama about literature and what books meant for him during his White House years. In that same interview

Under Obama writers lost their tongue

Under Obama writers lost their tongue

Interesting perspective expressed by Malcolm Gladwell on the years to come: Gladwell notes, provocatively, that under the rhetorical genius of Obama, “writers lost their tongue. Now we’ve got our voice back, and it’s going to be a wild ride”. He’s become nostalgic for his days as a

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