“On the bus recently a middle-aged, middle-class, middleweight woman peered out of the window at the stalled traffic and furiously bellowed; “Oh my God, is there no end to these improvements?” It was the authentic voice of London, and I thought it could be the city’s motto, uttered at any point in its history, embroidered in gold braid on the uniforms of every petty official.” Writer...
— From London, via The New York Times’ Economix blog.
It's flat, innit!
As you can imagine, being six months pregnant (first WYWS baby, people!) comes with a whole set of new emotions and experiences. They do kind of warn you about that in advance so you are prepared but these still took me by surprise: Meeting interesting new people: Today at the hospital I did a glucose blood test together with some other expectant ladies. Most of us obligingly gulped down the cup...
Ayn Randers →
Dear Ayn, I caught my wife reading Atlas Shrugged the other day. She’s been acting strange ever since: yelling for no reason, physically harming children, stealing from those poorer than us, hating other women. Do you know what’s wrong? Sincerely, Atlas My Love Has Come Again Dear Atlas, Women can’t read. Ayn Megan Amram forever. — From SF.
If you have 20 minutes to spare, listen to Brene Brown talk about how vulnerability is not about shame but about courage. “Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.” “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. To create is to make something that has never existed before. There’s nothing more vulnerable than that.” (Brene...