A Role Model for the Confined: Count Rostov Lights the Way

One perk of interviewing English teachers is asking this bog standard question: So, what are you reading at the moment? Bored with the responses, a couple of years ago I began asking what they would recommend the most, or had gifted the most, to others. (tip of the hat to Tim Ferriss here). This questionContinue reading “A Role Model for the Confined: Count Rostov Lights the Way”

Toilet Paper? Really?

Human beings have always fascinated me. What they do. What they say. Why they do and say what they do. Family mythology have it that as a lad, I was drawn only to toys with people in them, humanistic ones. Army men. Action Man. Star Wars figurines. GI Joe. MASK. A Sandi doll, which cameContinue reading “Toilet Paper? Really?”

Take Away with Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman has a voice of honey and every uttered syllable belongs to the highest plane of elocution and style. You could listen to his easy tones for hours, but in this case, ninety minutes would have to do. Neil Gaiman is also a polymath in the creative realm. His poetry, comics, short stories, novelsContinue reading “Take Away with Neil Gaiman”