Sunday, January 31, 2010
tying some thoughts together
This past week I read both Stephen Fry and Tony Judt on their university days (well, a fictionalized version of Stephen's days).
Lin Yutang, the essayist and inventor of the Chinese typewriter, famously asked: what is patriotism but the love of the good things one ate in childhood? (from Alexander McCall Smith in The Guardian). That's a form 0f patriotism I can support. I made millionaire shortbread this week - every bite is like a wee time machine. A bit of an understatement to say that I have a very sweet tooth.