Lessons we can all learn from Great-Grandma Silvia

Every now and then, the internet makes it possible for us to stumble across wonderful gifts and treasures. This is a beautifully animated recording of a woman, Ellaraino, recalling her first meeting with her 106-year-old great-grandmother, created by the wonderful StoryCorps. In less than 3 minutes, we hear all we need to know about the [...]


What Is Literature For?

A belated Happy World Book Day 2017 to everyone! As an avid bibliophile, I love anything which promotes and celebrates the value of reading.  But, some may ask, why on earth should we care about books?  Surely life is too busy to fit in reading on top of everything else? In other words, what is literature for? [...]