“Genius, in its writings, is our best path for reaching wisdom … the true use of literature for life.” “Genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly,” Victorian novelist Amelia
“Our overblown intellectual faculties seem to be telling us both that we are eternal and that we are not.” “It is quite impossible for a thinking being to imagine nonbeing, a cessation of thought and Goethe,
Astronauts vs. cosmonauts, Apollo vs. Sputnik, and what Gagarin had to do with JFK. “It’s part of the nature of man to start with romance and build to a reality,” Ray Bradbury poignantly proclaimed in
“In order to feel comfortable among educated people, to be at home and happy with them, one must be cultured to a certain extent.” What does it mean to be “cultured”? Is it about being a good reader, knowing
The special knowledge of which wood is suited to which task, the ready identification of native trees, the reverence for wood, the instinctive knowledge that wood can warm the soul as well as the body
Marrying old-world details with a clean, minimalist design, local architects keep the past alive in this contemporary remodel. The benefits of using local stone in a building's structure are multifold.