Yes, we need to stabilise our present situation, and then, perhaps, we could ask a really simple question – far too simple for the clever people – what is money for? At least that way it stops being an end in itself.

Then, the best thing of all – coming home in the dead of night to this beautiful place where there are no lights and no noise, and where the dog, the cats, the owls, the foxes, the badgers and the stars are more or less where I left them.

When we have the good fortune to have a noble friend with whom we can have noble conversation then it is also our way of repaying that gift by being a noble friend to others. Noble friends are like a chain reaction. We don’t only need to search for one. We can also be one.

Links Harvest

  1. Economic downturn hitting public libraries. Also, library fines.
  2. Another popularly focused article on the digital dark age; it proposes using open-source rather than proprietary file formats.
  3. The best suit for your body type.
  4. Proto-scholar learns the hard way to ask the right people for process advice. No one would blame her for feeling angry and bitter about this mess-up. Her dilemma reminds me of the importance of grad skool rulez #1 and #2.
  5. All sorts of reasons why British readers get reader's block.