Michel de Montaigne

Reading Notebook #3: I Distrust My Thoughts

Snippets from "The Life and Essays of Michel de Montaigne" by Jane Kramer, in the September 7, 2009, issue of
Art of Possibility

Reading Notebook #2: Invent a Story That Enhances Your Life

Snippets from The Art of Possibility by Benjamin & Rosamund Zander.(See a really cool TED talk by Benjamin Zander.) It's
Top 10 Moments on Inis Meain

Top 10 Moments on Inis Meain

1. Arrive at cottage late at night. The only heat source is the small stove in the living room. Unable
Reading Notebook #1: You Can Write Well & Behave Badly

Reading Notebook #1: You Can Write Well & Behave Badly

From "Slang-Whanger" by Arthur Krystal in New Yorker (May 18, 2009) We don't for a moment believe that Hazlitt is
Immigration Officers and the Meaning of Existence

Immigration Officers and the Meaning of Existence

I wasn't expecting trouble when I passed through immigration at the Dublin airport. I'm American, I'm privileged, and I look
Stone Shed in Ireland

My First Post (From Ireland)

On December 16, I left the United States for a 2-week vacation in Ireland. A key objective while I'm here