February 21st, 2015

The story goes that is’t 1583, Galileo is 19 years old, and he attends prayers here every day. But one visit, he gets distracted by something that most of us wouldn’t even notice – a swinging altar lamp. Highly musical and sensitive to tempo, he studies the rhythmic movement. Galileo then uses his pulse as a metronome to time the swing of the altar lamp […]

Steven Johnson


February 5th, 2015

I keep a rhythm in my head.

James Robertson


January 10th, 2015

I’ve got so to dislike lorries, that I bought a little book which tells me the names of them, and it’s the one way to get to like them, picking out these names and then looking for them. A Euclid, an Atkinson, a Seddon – endless different types with different names to them of an exciting kind. A Dumper Krupp.

John Betjeman

More > Less

December 17th, 2014

If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.



December 12th, 2014


Come gli uccelli

December 7th, 2014

Una mi morì pochi giorni dopo; l’altra volle darmi il tempo, invece, di affezionarmi a lei, con tutto l’ardore di un padre che, non avendo più altro, faccia della propria creaturina lo scopo unico della sua vita; volle aver la crudeltà di morirmi, quando aveva già quasi un anno, e s’era fatta tanto bellina, tanto, con quei riccioli d’oro ch’io m’avvolgevo attorno le dita e le baciavo senza saziarmene mai; mi chiamava papà, e io le rispondevo subito: – Figlia -; e lei di nuovo: – Papà…-; così, senza ragione, come si chiamano gli uccelli tra loro.

Mattia Pascal


December 4th, 2014

Prosecutor Mark Paltenghi read the texts sent between the four defendants during an alleged air rifle shooting spree in east London to the Snaresbrook crown court yesterday.
‘Hurry up, I’ve got bare haters around me now,’ read one of the messages.
Mr Paltenghi deciphered this as: ‘Hurry up, I’ve got a lot of people who don’t particularly like me here.’
Another text said: ‘Hurry up I’ve got a strap on me, this is bare bait.’
The barrister announced to the court: ‘We believe this means: “Hurry up, I’ve got a gun on me, and this is really risky”.’
After delivering these translations, the four defendants and the jurors reportedly burst out laughing.



November 5th, 2014

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

Greek proverb

Fucking Beautiful

November 5th, 2014

Badalamenti earned a Grammy for his work and the album earned a gold record from the RIAA, an especially rare feat for a soundtrack album. Initially, though, Badalamenti couldn’t understand why it was popular. “Early on when the soundtrack was flying off the shelves, l asked David [Lynch], ‘What is it about the music and why is it getting so much attention?’ He simply responded, ‘Angelo, it’s because the music is fucking beautiful.’”

Melissa Locker

Someday, Somehow, Something

October 26th, 2014

When I was driving a truck, every time a big shiny car drove by, it started me sort of daydreaming. I always felt that someday, somehow, something would happen to change everything for me.