It’s a common lament that people read less today than in years past. In a recent Roger Ebert column, he quotes that the average American teenager spends 17 minutes/weekend in voluntary reading. Perhaps, as Ebert contends, this statistic only includes “serious” novels whereas all manner of reading should be counted.
I think averages such as [...]
One of Great Laws of the Iroquois Confederacy stated, “In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions upon the next seven generations.”
It’s worth allowing that the Iroquois were, from a practical standpoint, probably never that far-sighted. Such a statement is mainly aspirational for any human being to say nothing of [...]
Ani DeFranco, who is about my age and belongs to the age group broadly known as Generation X, once said, “The best minds of my generation are in jail.”
But if we look at the baby boomers and to a lesser extent their parents’ generation, the corollary would be that some of the best minds [...]