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American, b. 1950
Step by Step
Aug 13, 2014
Walking . . . is how the body measures itself against the earth.
- Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking
Power of Two
Aug 1, 2014
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work.
If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
- Ecclesiastes 4
Jul 17, 2014
Where words are restrained,
the eyes often talk a great deal.
- Samuel Richardson
Faces of Afghanistan
Jun 2, 2014
“A landscape might be denuded,
a human settlement abandoned or lost, but always,
just beneath the ground lies history of preposterous grandeur. . .
They are everywhere, these individuals of undaunted
humankind, irrepressibly optimistic and proud.”
- The Carpet Wars, Christopher Kremmer
To Read is to Fly
Apr 24, 2014
“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which
gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety,
ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.”
- A C Grayling, Financial Times
(in a review of A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel)