An irregular round-up of interesting reads. Most of these made me go "hmmmmm," none of them imply concurrence: Quote of the Day:
"[H]is education had had the curious effect of making things that he read and wrote more real to him than the things he saw. Statistics about agricultural laborers were the substance: any real ditcher, plowman, or farmer’s boy was the shadow…he had a great reluctance, in his work, to ever use such words as “man” or “woman.” He preferred to write about “vocational groups,” “elements,” “classes,” and “populations” for, in his own way, he believed as firmly as any mystic in the superior reality of the things that are not seen." - C.S. Lewis.