Café Gourmand – Week 4

Okay, confession time. I am about 5/6 of the way through Jane Mayer’s book Dark Money and that, combined with my never-ending newsfeed of doom, has shoved me into a black little hole this week that just gets deeper with every refresh (note to self – stop...

Café Gourmand – Week 3

“One must never miss an opportunity of quoting things by others which are always more interesting than those one thinks up oneself.” – Marcel Proust   I have to admit that I have not yet finished reading “How Proust Can Change Your...

Café Gourmand – Week 2

This week in addition to an article and a podcast recommendation, I thought I would share with you some of the places where I spend most of my time reading online. In an ongoing battle to not get sucked into sensationalized, click-bait, political headlines, I have...

Café Gourmand – Week 1

“There are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout.”   – Henry David Thoreau   As an introvert, the parallel universe of all things online and social media used to be somewhat of a safe haven for me. The ability to quietly observe,...

And if I were the maker of “cool”

I would say…. Let’s make science cool let’s make art cool let’s make math cool let’s make language cool let’s make respect cool let’s make responsibility cool let’s make mature, informed debate cool let’s make the truth cool let’s make crying...