“A vast, palpable presence seems overwhelming the world. The blue sky changes to gray or dull purple, speedily becoming more dusky, and a death-like trance seizes upon everything earthly.” “What you see in a total eclipse is entirely different from what you know,” Annie Dillard wrote in her classic essay […]

What to Look for During a Total Solar Eclipse: Mabel ...



Parisian misadventures in multitasking drawn from one of history’s great loves. One September afternoon in her thirtieth year, during her first day as an American expat in Paris, Alice B. Toklas (April 30, 1877–March 7, 1967) found herself seated across from “a golden brown presence, burned by the Tuscan sun […]

An Illustrated Fictional Day in the Real Lives of Alice ...


Military deception is an ancient and time-honoured art. Throughout recorded history, military commanders have attempted to spread false news and seed false information as part of psychological warfare operations to deceive, confuse, and demoralize the enemy... Source: Corbett Report

A Brief History of Fake News


“It is the most supremely interesting moment in life, the only one in fact when living seems life.” “Not every man knows what he shall sing at the end,” wrote the poet Mark Strand in his stunning ode to what Emily Dickinson termed “the drift called ‘the infinite.'” Hardly any […]

How to Live to the Full While Dying: The Extraordinary ...




James Corbett returns to The Power Hour with new host Daniel Brigman for a wide-ranging conversation on tensions with North Korea, Russian sanctions, Chinese censorship, bitcoin, Afghanistan withdrawal, the AI takeover and Fukushima updates. Source: Corbett Report

Korea, Sanctions, AI Takeover – James Corbett on The Power ...


“There can be a real meeting between two people at the point where they always felt marooned. Right at the edge.” Of the varied threads of connection that can stretch between two people — threads of innumerable thicknesses, textures, and hues, so difficult to classify and in such constant evolution […]

Sam Shepard in Love, on Love



James Corbett returns to The Power Hour with new host Daniel Brigman for a wide-ranging conversation on tensions with North Korea, Russian sanctions, Chinese censorship, bitcoin, Afghanistan withdrawal, the AI takeover and Fukushima updates. Source: Corbett Report

Interview 1292 – James Corbett on The Power Hour


A lovely Japanese-inspired meditation on what makes us who we are. “This is the entire essence of life: Who are you? What are you?” young Tolstoy wrote in his diary. A generation later on the other side of the Atlantic, pioneering astronomer Maria Mitchell wrote in hers as she contemplated […]

The Blue Songbird: A Tenderhearted and Lyrical Parable About Finding ...


“What you see in a total eclipse is entirely different from what you know.” “A writer is someone who pays attention to the world — a writer is a professional observer,” Susan Sontag wrote in contemplating the project of literature. Often, the measure of a writer is the attentiveness with […]

Into the Chute of Time: Annie Dillard on the Stunning ...