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If the bankers want the gain they should feel the pain | Jonathan Freedland

It’s not news but it needs saying over and over:

‘At present the financial uber-class expect to have the best of both worlds – all the rewards of being in charge without paying the price of responsibility. 264 more words

Emily Perkins: Novel about my Wife

Perkins, Emily (2008), Novel About My Wife, Bloomsbury
ISBN 978-0-7475-8422-3

Sometimes I am glad I persevere in reading a book that starts off awfully somehow.

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Miami in B&W

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.

Robert Frank… 68 more words


An education system synonymous with exams MAKES NO SENSE.

It starts when the child is as young as five or six, when he arrives at school. It starts with marks, rewards, ‘places’, ‘streams’, stars- and still in many places, stripes.

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Perspectives & Mindsets

Memorie di una sopravvissuta by Doris Lessing

Il romanzo è ambientato in un imprecisato futuro in cui la società è al collasso e i governi mantengono il controllo solo tramite fugaci azioni di forza. 383 more words

& Science Fiction

Read-(Still-)in-Progress: Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

Now we’re beyond Anna’s days as a young leftist and into her years as a disillusioned leftist whose friend’s son (spoiler) shoots himself. She’s also a moderately successful novelist who can’t finish her obviously autobiographical book. 321 more words


Read, Think, Write

Some serendipity at the Rothrock Store yesterday. I picked up two books that I only recently became aware I might want. Well actually, one book I wanted and one book concerning a subject about which I only recently became interested. 1,338 more words