Locomotive Breath

 Waiting for the Jungle
a suffering of words

Tag: Culture

Monoculture

In her new book, Monoculture – How One Story is Changing Everything , the 2011 George Orwell award winning author FS Michaels quotes Vaclav Havel on the pressures to conform in communist Czechoslovakia: In a society grown rigid with ideology, Havel said, you come to accept that you live according to that society’s values and […]

Demise of the Rennaisance Man

This happens to me sometimes. I visit the library and browse the shelves, step back and look at the books – thousands of them in long neat rows -  and a wistful knot forms in my stomach. I get the sinking realization – this sense of tragic irony – that I’ll never be able to […]