Great article on Obama’s rhetorical skills and what he owes to the oratory of the Romans.
I am very envious of my friend George, who spends his days drawing and listening to the radio. Well, in the last couple of days, while the temperature plunges below freezing, I have had the luxury of spending some time alone in my apartment, warmed by the sun that streams through the windows. After I make myself a warm cup of tea, I turn on the computer and listen to Roberto Piano’s performance of Schubert Impromptu on NPR. Pure bliss.