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Briefs

Monday, July 11th, 2016

These small things—nutrition, locality, climate, recreation, the entire casuistry of selfishness — are inconceivably more important than everything that has hitherto been considered important.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Ecce Homo

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

“You can’t cross the species barrier but, by bumping up against it, you can learn things.” In The New Yorker, Joshua Rothman surveys ventriloquism of the soul. “Tolstoy’s animals teach us to be good,” he explains. “Joyce’s teach us to be alive.” [via aldaily.com]

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

If you were troubled by the song persuading Ariel to remain under the sea, here’s why.

Friday, March 28th, 2014

In the woods, is perpetual youth.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Stand up for your work! Or as The New York Times puts it, “Taking a Stand for Office Ergonomics”.

 

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Exhaustive and wonderful list of what Alli Magidsohn expects to miss upon leaving Israel after 7 years, published by the impressive David Horowitz’s new The Times of Israel. (Not so sure about “the ferocity of celebration here” though, at least among the non-religious.)

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Walking in America, or rather the lack thereof. A 4-part series in Slate, by Tom Vanderbilt (whom I met 1996). One thing to which he doesn’t correlate national walking statistics, and it seems to me the obvious thing, is the number of anti-depressants prescribed.

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Will Self walks the diameter of London [requires registration at the London Review of Books — do it, people!].

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

 
 

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