"Elena is the shape-giver, Lila the shape-shifter. Lila is the quake, Lila is the flood, Lila is the one who—whether she likes it or not—is keyed into the terrifying fury at the heart of Naples..." “Ah, there is no city that gives off so much noise and such a din as Naples,” writes Ferrante...
House aka Home owners set to become the minority in Noisy Sydney as it is in Naples - See Hilda's Story
Accidental Baby BLoomers heading for Ali Baba abodes in 40 country poetic and music towns ....
There’s accidental poetry hidden inside the *Financial Times
There is a likely Australian refugee link to terror attack at the Dhaka cafe siege in Bangladesh
“In Australia there’s a real lack of a public service perception. We don’t have the civil service aspect the British public has." A political communications academic says the bureaucracy can fix that by talking to journalists
Want to Attract More Readers? Try Listening to Them – The Public Editor
"You believed, she said, that it was a feature of the neighborhood. We had it around us from birth, it brushed against us, touched all our life, we thought: we were unlucky. You remember how we used words to cause suffering, and how many we invented to humiliate? You remember the beatings that Antonio, Enzo, Pasquale, my brother, the Solaras, and even I, and even you gave and took? You remember when my father threw me out the window?” She locates the source in the old pit that used to exist under the present-day church of San Giovanni a Carbonera...
“[Rich] Augustus was entertained here,” Hazzard writes, “notably, on an occasion when [its owner] ordered that a slave who had broken a goblet at table be fed to a tankful of carnivorous eels" Czech out The Story of a New Name such as imRich ..
To live at all is miracle enough
— Mervyn Peake, born on this date in 1911
“The art of storytelling is coming to an end,” wrote . His own humdrum attempts at fiction serve to confirm that conclusion
"The men in the room suddenly realized that they did not want to know her better. She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful: something to be admired from a distance, not up close."
~ Google says Good Omens by Pratchett and Gaiman
Johnny Ward, a 32-year-old Irishman, is on the verge of completing a decadelong goal of traveling to every country in the world. He’s currently at 183 out of 196. The former-teacher-turned-blogger is documenting his quest on his travel website, One Step 4ward.
Disrupt. Develop. Display: month of innovation kicks off
Radioactive waste and the nuclear war on Australia’s Aboriginal people Ecologist
"He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking"
Empathy is critical when solving genuinely complex problems because empathy facilitates genuine insights into the problem systemically, not superficially.
Design thinking in government: solutions for the people
Woody Guthrie, This Land is Your Land
Sarah Ashcroft aka That Pommie Girl underwent a breast enlargement with Transform last year
A virgin bikes into Transylvania; a Good Food Guide for vampires. Inside the more-Jacobean-than-Shakespearian mind of Angela Carter