It is best to start by saying that I am a fan of Stephen Fry and have been for some years now. He does seem to have the gift of the gab, is witty, intelligent and entertaining. He has brought me many hours of joy for which I am truly grateful. However, his latest publication, […]
“Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it’s the most comical thing in the world”. Beckett, Samuel. Endgame. Preface by Rónán McDonald. London: Faber and Faber Ltd., 2009.
Here is a man who lives out on the frontiers. He sustains himself on a stunningly beautiful stretch of land, mostly in isolation and cares nothing for worldly things. His attention is focused on the simple day-to-day of his own survival. For Faustino freedom and liberty are simple. He is not bound by the laws […]
I take this class on the sociology of activism at the moment. It’s one of my more intimate classes, since it’s early in the morning and few make the effort to appear. It is also a discussion-based seminar, which means that the students carry the load of making it interesting. So, anyway, we were given […]