Children – Children

10 to 15 years young readers (grade 5 and up)

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  • Oscar Wilde was twenty years younger than the great artist James Whistler with whom Wilde was awed. Both travelled in the same aristocratic circles and had become fast friends despite their differences. Whistler was an elitist and had a strong personality. Wilde was a populist and milder in his manner. Eventually, Whistler tired of Wilde […]

    The Ex-factor

    Oscar Wilde was twenty years younger than the great artist James Whistler with whom Wilde was awed. Both travelled in…

  • To flourish is an act and not a state. This act is choice-worthy in its own right (Aristotle). This means that flourishing is not exclusively dependent on a circumstance (rich/poor, lockdown/no lockdown, healthy/sick), but rather a state of mind, no matter the circumstance. A living example for me was my grandmother. She had a rudimentary education, […]

    Emotional Wealth in Times of Economic Depression

    To flourish is an act and not a state. This act is choice-worthy in its own right (Aristotle). This means…

  • [to Simon Bishop] “Nelly, you’re a disgrace to depression.” – Melvin Udall, As Good As it Gets “The only memory of my father I have is the regular beating we got from him. He died young of liver cirrhosis. My mother had psychotic episodes, but at the time we did not know what to call […]

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    [to Simon Bishop] “Nelly, you’re a disgrace to depression.” – Melvin Udall, As Good As it Gets “The only memory…