By Guest Blogger, Mary Schmidt, Marketing Troubleshooter
Yesterday, I indulged in the ultimate luxury. I spent hours reading The New York Times. In addition to the Sunday edition, I also had a pile of "catch-up" reading; I subscribe to all seven days, so that pile gets pretty big some weeks. Everything from science to food to international affairs. Many, many thought-provoking and inspiring stories about innovation, courage and - yes - progress.
Sure, the world is full of tragedy, trauma, risks, and conflict. But, it's always been that way. Check out the book The Rational Optimist for a different perspective. Believe it or not - civilization keeps getting more civilized. Here's a link to his blog too.
So, it was a lovely day of literary gluttony.
Then I got to Timothy Egan's The Clown and the Cop. *Sigh*