Friday, March 1, 2013

Back to the blog!

It's back to the blog! I've decided to make time for it again.
I'm not sure that I'll post more than once a week, though, at least for a while.
And I'm not going to focus on copyediting. I still LOVE copyediting, and get to copyedit for work, but I've written a lot about it already so I will also include other things, such as writing and observations. Inspired by From the Library of C.S. Lewis, I will also include short excerpts from favorite books on topics that include travel/diff places, food/cooking, culture/society, literature, friendship, family, work, school, life . . . .
So I'll begin with a description of Paris by Hannah Arendt:

"It is the uniform facades, lining the streets like inside walls, that make one feel more physically sheltered in this city than in any other . . . In Paris a stranger feels at home because he can inhabit the city the way he livesin his own four walls. And just as one inhabits an apartment, and makes it comfortable, by living in it instead of just using it for sleeping, eating, and working, so one inhabits a city by strolling through it without aim or purpose, with one's stay secored by the countless cafes which line the streets and past which the life oft he city, the flow of pedestrians. moves along" (Arendt 21).

Arendt, Hannah, ed. "Introduction Walter Benjamin:  1892-1940." Illuminations, Walter Benjamin.
New York:  Schocken Books, 1968.

Bell, James Stuart and Anthony Palmer Dawson. From the Library of C.S. Lewis. Colorado Springs, Colorado:  WaterBrook Press, 2004.

1 comment:

  1. I found some typos . . . no, I cannot type very well. And no, I did not take the time to proof it. Not that anyone can proof their own stuff well.