"It is essential to happiness that our way of living should spring from our own deep impulses and not from the accidental tastes and desires of those who happen to be our neighbors, or even our relations." --Bertrand Russell
That's why the first of my Twelve Commandments is to Be Gretchen .
* If you love the performing arts, my friend Bob Hughes, the polymath culture junkie, has started a blog Hughes Views on Classical TV , "the greatest performing arts online." Tons of great material to read there.
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