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American, b. 1950
Jul 17, 2014
Where words are restrained,
the eyes often talk a great deal.
- Samuel Richardson
Faces of Afghanistan
Jun 2, 2014
“A landscape might be denuded,
a human settlement abandoned or lost, but always,
just beneath the ground lies history of preposterous grandeur. . .
They are everywhere, these individuals of undaunted
humankind, irrepressibly optimistic and proud.”
- The Carpet Wars, Christopher Kremmer
To Read is to Fly
Apr 24, 2014
“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which
gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety,
ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.”
- A C Grayling, Financial Times
(in a review of A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel)
Power of Place
Apr 16, 2014
Geography holds billions of people in its grip.
We are all born into natural and cultural environments
that shape what we become, individually and collectively.
- Harm de Blij, The Power of Place:
Geography, Destiny, and Globalization’s Rough Landscape
One Step at a Time
Apr 2, 2014
One step at a time is good walking.
- Chinese proverb