For jealousy dislikes the world to know it.
~ Lord Byron, Don Juan
“An old man’s mind is a mountain, each memory a milk-washed bell. It’s true, God holds the future, which is uncertain and unknown, so let him hold it. But the old man holds the past…No god can summon it before him and rearrange it at his will…[To] an old man, a day from fifty years back [is] as loud as another not even a fortnight old. And so the gods grow jealous of the old man. They hold the Cup of Lethe to his lips. His feet grow weak…and gone is the old man’s strength to ring the bells.”—Grandfather to the youth.
~ Bathroom Quote
“When she pitched under the name Galbraith without revealing her true identity, she faced many more snubs. Since then, Galbraith has published three successful novels but the first was rejected by several publishers, and Rowling was even advised to take a writing course.” The Guardian (UK)
The Sueddeutsche Zeitung in Munich, one of the publications in the global alliance of newspapers which unmasked the activities of Juergen Mossack's firm in Panama, said Erhard served in a 'Death's Head' unit of the S.S. Mossack Fonseca's Ramon Fonseca Mora is a novelist in his spare time
“People already read James Patterson’s books – and in staggering numbers. … But Mr. Patterson is after an even bigger audience. He wants to sell books to people who have abandoned reading for television, video games, movies and social media. So how do you sell books to somebody who doesn’t normally read?” New York Times
“With almost enough copies of Fifty Shades of Grey to build its own sex dungeon, a branch of Oxfam in Swansea has asked people to stop donating the erotic novel or any of its sequels.” The Guardian
Benjamin Moser: “In [Susan Sontag’s] essayistic writing, strength expressed through categorical statements often became a besetting weakness. … In her often unloved fiction, however, she turned insecurity into a virtue.” Charles McGrath: “What we tend to forget about Kipling, in our haste to pigeonhole him as a Victorian crank and reactionary, is that for all his failings he was also prodigiously gifted.” New York Times Book Review
Ramon Fonseca Mora, 63, a native of Panama is more used to grabbing the headlines for his prose than the secret underworld his company helps conceal.
His small law firm had just one secretary when he joined forces with Jurgen Mossack in 1986, the son of a Nazi German immigrant to Panama – who fled his past as a senior corporal of the feared SS.
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Australians over 50s are challenging teenagers as the country’s worst problem drinkers and symptoms of their addiction are being mistaken as the signs of old age, The Herald Sun reports. A staggering one in four people admitted to alcohol addiction services are in the over fifties age group, new data from NSW’s South Pacific Private Hospital show
Vitamin D ‘heals damaged hearts’ BBC. Not a very big dose, either.