I came across the “We Need Diverse Books” campaign recently. Two thoughts sprang to mind: I really hate this use of the word “diverse”. Hate it hate it hate it. This is… Read more »
Henrik Ibsen said: “A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.” Tiff says: 1) In a sea-going context, I believe the technical term… Read more »
Gustave Flaubert said: “Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” Tiff says: Artists, yes, fair enough… but I would… Read more »
Mahatma Gandhi said: “Where there is love there is life.” Tiff says: Well, yes. Corpses not being known for their amatory tendencies.
Jonathan Swift said: “May you live every day of your life.” Tiff says: And the alternative is…?
Anne Brontë said: “But he who dares not grasp the thorn / Should never crave the rose.” Tiff says: Or else should wear thick gardening gloves.
Lately, I’ve figured out that a lot of people are finding themselves slaves to technology – or rather, to social media. I hear of people spending six hours a day… Read more »
I’m not a feminist. Never identified as one; never wanted to be one. I’m an equalitarian. Firstly, there’s the word itself. ‘Feminism’; I’m no linguistic expert, but it seems to… Read more »
Marcus Tullius Cicero said: “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” Tiff says: Obviously he wasn’t living in Britannia. Or he would have known… Read more »
Byrd Baggett said: “Look at life through the windshield, not the rear view mirror.” Tiff says: Funny, that’s exactly what my driving instructor said…