Patrick Daniel

18 Flips | 1 Magazine | 12 Likes | 2 Following | 5 Followers | @PatrickDani6b8l | I'm an ex-corporate lawyer who quit the rat race to refocus my life around the things I'm passionate about: culture, authenticity and discovery. As a writer I provide ways in to Great Things and new perspectives, from literature to music to food to life's Big Questions.

The Little Prince & The Value Of Thinking Like A Child

<b>The enchanting fable of The Little Prince explores the question of what is truly valuable in life. An ode to the insight and innocence of childhood,</b> …

Literature

The Great Everything | The Great Everything

<i>We’re frequently asked about the meaning of</i> <b>The Great Everything, so we took</b> <i>a moment to wax philosophical on what</i> <b>it</b> <i>represents to us.</i><p>Now we have this …

Spirituality

A Holocaust Survivor On How To Live A Meaningful Life

<b>Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Victor Frankl is best-known for his seminal and best-selling work on purposeful living, Man’s Search For</b> …

Happiness

Intros to Jazz - John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme'

<b>Described by Rolling Stone as</b> <b>a legendary album-long hymn of praise, A Love Supreme is one of the most beloved records of all time, and a Great first</b> …

Too Much Television?

<i>In the age of Peak TV, audiences are finding it hard to keep up with all the new shows touted as must-sees. Are you struggling to filter the Great</i> …

TV

Art, Donuts, Transformation

<b>Beethoven and barbecue are equal. Fact.</b><p><b>Or maybe, opinion. But it’s The Great Everything’s central belief – that true Greatness can be found anywhere,</b> …

Visceral

Debussy to Dylan: 8 Not-Valentine's Day Songs On Love

<b>It’s February and your corporate overlords tell you your plans be damned, it’s the month of love. So how about we listen to some cool songs about</b> …

Action Hero

Best Show on TV - The Beautiful Sorrow Of The Leftovers

<b>In the age of too much TV, Great shows are increasingly swamped out by the multitude of merely good ones. It’s getting harder and harder for us to</b> …

Know Smoke Without Fire - A BBQ 101

<b>American barbecue is one of the Great cuisines of the world. With imitation joints now springing up worldwide, it’s time to acknowledge the</b> …

BBQ

Translating Culture: The Power of Brel

In his famous collection of essays Imaginary Homelands, Salmon Rushdie ponders the potential of translation:<p><b>The word ‘translation’ comes,</b> …

Language

Remystifying Wine

<b>In an attempt to find our bearings in the often confusing world of wine, we’re likely to turn to bottle labels to tell us what we’re tasting. But by</b> …

Wine

Oscars 2016: 'Best Picture' Nominees In Brief

<i>In the lead-up to the Oscars, I watched or re-watched a bunch of lesser films that will go down in history as the ones that weren’t Mad Max: Fury</i> …

Corporate Life: 6 Classic Cabbies You Know

If you’ve worked long hours in a corporate job, I have some odd news. In total, you’ve probably spent <i>weeks</i> of your life in a taxi. We’ve spent about …

The Best-Kept Secret In Wine...

I love champagne.<p>I love its fruit and its toast; its flowers and its rocks; its acidity and its effervescence. There’s this surging pressure, a pop …

Just Another Monday?

<b>Do you ever feel that no matter how good your job, how nice your colleagues and how cool your boss, somehow none of this is who you actually are?</b> …

Game of Thrones

When is Now? - How Time Really Works

<b>Time is an everyday part of our lives, but do we actually know how it works? When is Now? Does Time flow? Does it even exist? We looked into it and</b> …

Physics

Bourbon And Rye - A Sip Of The South

<b>American whiskey is in the midst of a thrilling revival. The increasing price of scotch and the resurgence of serious cocktail culture across Europe</b> …

Whiskey