Archive for July, 2008

Acute - Irrelevant - Impressive

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Audiophiles have developed incredibly acute – some might say irrelevant – but certainly very impressive auditory skills. They can hear all kinds of details that the rest of us can’t. It’s as if they’ve taught themselves to become irritated by poor audio quality.

Rhodri Marsden


Sunday, July 13th, 2008

The industry is full of people who’ll go for a mechanism before they’ll go with instinct. We’re surrounded by Cambridge double firsts who are pointedly not using what they know. You just have to write with honesty. Emotional truth is the most powerful thing you’ve got.

Paul Abbott

Little We Know

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

How little we know, how eager to learn.

Sir John Templeton

Want To Share

Monday, July 7th, 2008

“I’m selfish. I’ve got all this,” he nods at the view that sweeps past a flank of Scottish scarp. “And I want to keep it. I don’t want to share it with anybody.”

Tom Leppard

Fit & Attractive

Friday, July 4th, 2008

“By trying to sing over the sound of the city, birds are risking vocal injury,” said Dr. Sue Anne Zollinger from the University of St Andrews. “This could have serious implications on how fit and attractive they’re perceived to be by females.”

A sorry tale of sex and the single songbird

Of My Day

Friday, July 4th, 2008

I have never missed a meditation in 34 years. I meditate once in the morning and again in the afternoon, for about 20 minutes each time. Then I go about the business of my day. And I find that the joy of doing increases. Intuition increases. The pleasure of life grows.

David Lynch
The pleasure of life grows


Friday, July 4th, 2008

Here she was abruptly at liberty, thin, exhausted, but full of life and humour, capable of a 20-minute speech of precision and wit and emotion and humility on the Tarmac of a Colombian air base on the outskirts of Bogota.

Rescue in the jungle: the greatest escape


Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

If they have died, their love lives on. If they live, they’re in another realm. They’ve walked away from the problems that surround them into paradise.

The dictator’s cut: Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’