Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio
"To celebrate growing older, I wrote the 45 lessons life taught me:
- What other people think of you is none of your business ... Lessons Learned
Is better to be mad with the rest of the world
than to be wise alone (against ) The world is full of sound and fury. There is frenzy, there is fever but i shall keep my composure, my serenity, my sagacity. ...
Nothing brings a book of 900-year-old parchment to life as much as realising that you can still see the hair follicles of the unfortunate beasts who gave up their hides for it. The illuminated “Silos Apocalypse” manuscript may date from 1091, grapple with the end of the world and contain page after page of miniatures depicting devils, foxes, snakes and the angel of the abyss. But it is the marks on that long-dead animal skin that make its history really hit home.; Bookslut features a fascinating piece on a forgotten gem of travel literature Crossing Borders