World Book Day

Just a small note to contemplate the power of books. Unlike weapons of mass destruction, the power of books is transformative in a positive way. It builds and nurtures rather than annihilates. Perhaps that is why repressive regimes across the world have always sought to crush books and book-readers.  On this day, a small prayer … Continue reading World Book Day

The Ghosts of K2, Mick Conefrey

Interesting tid-bits notwithstanding, however nothing that one couldn't have gleaned from a few hours of internet link-jumping. So in essence, the book's a good starting place to know the various expeditions and names that you could double-click on for further research.

A short note on Gravitas & Ye Olde Books

Gravitas, as described by me, being an unhurried pace. Perhaps not observable in our youth (unless one were to the mature born!) when we were a mere apprentice of life. It comes as we graduate to becoming the effortless master of time, as we become more languorous- we begin to have a thoughtful preponderance in every pause and before every carefully chosen word.