Some traditional flutes from India, China and Japan.

Exploring why irrationality and faith might have benefits.

Slaughterhouse Five is miles apart from anything else I’ve read, as all great books generally are. It’s easy to overlook its brilliance, though, since much of the essence is concealed behind layers of subtlety. The opening line reads: “All this happened, more or less.” Picking a madman as a narrator opens up several interesting possibilities […]

One of the cliche conversations that I once had in my head has been of some use occasionally. It goes like this: I’m talking to a mysterious person and I’m complaining about how nothing ever meets my expectations. He holds up a hand to interrupt me. “Listen,” he says, “I’m going to share the secret of happiness with you. […]

Whenever I think of writing a post here, I ask myself if I have anything worth sharing that would add some value to the reader or myself, and the answer is always negative. Dostoevsky once wrote: “People with new ideas, people with the faintest capacity for saying something new, are extremely few in number, extraordinarily so, in fact.” I’m not one […]