This April on Quiet Laughter it's all about Curaçao. More specifically, the vocabulary of Curaçao. You may or may not know that Curaçao has its own language. Papiamentu. It's not a dialect but a language in its own right, and if you're going to spend any a...
I read this one, my second Murakami, back in January. Outstanding, beautiful book. Murakami is so hard to compare, even to himself... I read Kafka on The Shore last year, and while there's certainly a red thread unique to the author in, presumably, all his ...
1 . Rhythm is the key to discipline. (Achieving that rhythm is on the list for 2015.) 2 . Unconditional acceptance is the most beautiful gift of love. 3 . Nostalgia is a powerful drug. It feels good (in a masochistic kind of way), is great as an excuse to a...
A friend asked me for some help with a project he's working on, a few suggestions for short stories that might be apt for sparking a child's imagination. I'm not an expert--not even remotely--on children's literature, and I told him that, but he wasn't inte...
At the Oscars last night, Alejandro González Iñarritu, the Mexican director of Birdman, was awarded the gold man for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Movie. On his third visit to the awards stage, for Best Movie, he dedicated the award to t...
I've been reading some really amazing, life-changing, perspective-altering books lately. Well, always, I suppose. But it recently struck me that most of the wisdom I find on the page, as powerful as it might feel to me at the moment of reading, will inevita...
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