It is about three months ago when a Scottish university added a trigger warning to Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man And the Sea”. Adult readers were warned that the book’s “graphic fishing scenes” can cause emotional distress. I wish it was still about three months ago, and this was the gravity of our primary concerns.Continue reading “I Ask No Favor For My Sex”
Looking Like a Reader
A side order of French fries in an Antwerp restaurant was priced at €14 last week. I don’t know how much a pint of milk costs, but I do know that the price of Prada loafers has gone up by over €60 since February. We must brace for dire straits, and it’s time to look for more affordable accessories: I’m happy to report that books have just become very fashionable.Continue reading “Looking Like a Reader”
Spring Is In the Hair!
It’s the season to celebrate the Original Influencer, who famously was betrayed by one of his 12 followers back in the biblical days. It is also spring, the French elections and President Macron channeling Serge Gainsbourg so hard lately, it makes one clutch one’s pearls and brace for a reggae version of the Marseillaise being blasted from Le stereo at his victory ball (for win he must).Continue reading “Spring Is In the Hair!”
Freedom – Was It Good For You?
Someone from Central Europe asked me the other day where I’m from. “So you’re basically Russian” came the response when I explained the geographic location of my origins. It was said in jest, for sure, and I wasn’t the least bit offended, given the context (drinks).Continue reading “Freedom – Was It Good For You?”
Confused April Memo
April is the cruelest month, and this year it is also very confusing.Continue reading “Confused April Memo”
Art Is The Highest Form of Hope
The first day of Spring is here! I hope your daily dry brushing challenge and clean eating journey are on track. Mine, neither.Continue reading “Art Is The Highest Form of Hope”