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Monthly Archives: November 2007

11/29/07: On introversion

1:49 PM Song of the moment (a beautiful haunting melody): Lyricist: Majrooh Sultanpuri Singer: Kishore Kumar Music Director: S.D. Burman Movie: Mili -1975 6:58 PM From excellent article I came across on introverts and introversion (bolds mine, italics his): … In its modern sense, the concept goes back to the 1920s and the psychologist Carl [...]

News: Americans reading less

I can just see writers (including bad ones), publishers, and agent everywhere just cringing… From article: • In 2002, only 52 percent of Americans ages 18 to 24, the college years, read a book voluntarily, down from 59 percent in 1992. • Money spent on books, adjusted for inflation, dropped 14 percent from 1985 to [...]

News: Web hoax led girl to kill herself

Quite a sad story about a small town, and how neighborly…stupidity and insensitivity I guess I would call it, led to a young girl’s death. Essentially, because of some people’s apparent cruelty, a depressed girl from a seemingly caring family took her life, and her parents are now separating.

11/13/07

8:37 PM God forbid you watch the local news or go on their website. All you get to hear are cases of rape, assault, battery, and murder. Add to that some stories of local theft and politics and how the local finance department is being robbed by its own employees, and you get the news [...]

On art

Robert Redford recently noted in an interview for his upcoming movie that after All the President’s Men he thought there would be no more [to paraphrase] crookedness in politics, but now he sees that didn’t happen, and he’s no longer trying to change people’s minds. Art does not change politics – not movies, not music, [...]

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