The audiobooks I buy are never first-time reads – only rereadings of books I know well that I find intoxicating.
When people suffer, their relationships usually suffer as well. Period. And we all suffer because, as the Buddha says, that’s the nature of being human and wanting stuff we don’t always get.
I find a great deal of comfort and care in my faith and prayer. I’d sooner do without air than prayer.
The only society I like is rough and tough, and the tougher the better. There’s where you get down to bedrock and meet human people.
The failures of other genres to provide an emotional connection with some of their characters and narratives gives memoir a toehold.
I remember little of the Yukon or what I wrote there.
I have an intense dislike for artificial society. In France, one could lead a free life – to do what one wanted to do without interference or criticism from one’s neighbors.