Context and Social Media

Inspirational little quotes pop up all the time on social media platforms. Here’s one that that was making the rounds on Twitter recently: “People should only profit to the extent they make other peoples lives better.” — Charles Koch My first thoughts were: How do you measure “better?” Who would…

Quotes from G.K.C. as M.C.

Quotes from G.K.C. as M.C.

G.K.C. as M.C. is a collection of 37 book introductions written by G.K. Chesterton, selected and edited by J.P. de Fonseka (an interesting character himself). The introductions span from 1903 to 1929, and cover all sorts of book, primarily fiction, biography and literary essays. Originally published in 1929, G.K.C. as M.C. contains…

An Homage to Fromage

An Homage to Fromage

With the world awash in bad news, I was delighted to learn that science has just proclaimed cheese to be good for you. For years science insisted that cheese clogged your arteries and would kill you in five to 75 years. Well, as it turns out, a modest, daily portion…