Category: Entertainment

Tim Harford on the Importance of Being Messy

An excellent podcast episode about how difficulties, obstacles and courageous decisions can shape a persons character and how being messy can sometimes help 🙂

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Plato’s cave

It is the task of the enlightened not only to ascend to learning and to see the good but to be willing to descend again to those prisoners and to share their troubles and their honors, whether they are worth having or not. And this they must do, even with the prospect of death.

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The Zero Theorem: top 3 favorite quotes

Bronze Metal

– Nothing adds up.

– No. You’ve got it backwards, Qohen. Everything adds up to nothing, that’s the point.

– What’s the point?

– Exactly. What’s the point of anything?

 

Silver Metal

I’m sorry to interrupt, but I couldn’t help but notice this young lady’s pathological attempt to project upon you her daddy issues of abandonment…

 

Platinum Metal* 

It’s better than real. You’re in your computer and I’m in mine. We’re connected by memory chips and fiber optics. We’re safe here.

 

* was so good that we had to
skip gold position 😛

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Drinking wine… with Kathryn Borel Jr.

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( You can find the original post of this article, in Greek,  to www.newsfilter.gr. No plagiarism, it was posted by me as well! )

«Corked, A memoir», by Kathryn Borel Jr. A book about herself, her father and… wine.  The history about a journey to the province of France, wherever wine is produced. A journey with two destinations. The initiation of the daughter to the secrets of wine, and therefore her father’s.

Kathryn Borel Jr. was born in Toronto, Canada. Her father was a hotelier. She has a younger brother. She spent her first  years living in various hotels to finally settle in Quebec, Canada. Later, personal reasons made her return to Toronto, where she still lives. She works for Canadian Broadcasting Company making food and wine reviews in print and for radio. She is the author of the column «Indignities». «Corked. A memoir» is her first book to be published.

Apart from her exceptional writing skills and her special pen, I find Kathryn Borel being a really interesting video persona. You can see for yourself in the videos that follow where you’ll find Kathryn prologizing her brand new book in a rather playful way.

(Featured image courtesy of public-domain-image.com)

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