It’s been a while since I wrote. Hello blog! I’ve been stuck between two houses and a state of unemployment. Part of that situation seems to have redeemed itself. I know am counceler and coordinator with THE Princeton Review, with a rolling-in-gold salary of fourteen thousand every month. I was reminded that the job is far from ‘cushy’, I will work six days a week from 12 to 8 with a weekday as a weekly off.
In the meantime, my landlady keeps sending me anxious looks as to why I have lived in a partialy boxed up room for the last week. Among other developments is my sweetheart’s scholarship that will whisk him away from me in a couple of months. My mother seems to be hyper-ventilating over my life and all its absurdities.
I noticed today that Green Park has absolutely no cyber cafe’s and endless fruit shops.
I also read somewhere that Italy pays citizens to procreate. The Italian government offered a $1,300 one-time payment to couples whohad a second child. “The rural village of Laviano, fearful ofdisappearing altogether, is offering $14,000 for every tyke produced.” Obviosuly now I’m wishing as hell that I was Italian!
I also finished reading ‘Angels and Demons’ by Dan Brown last night. I think CERN sounds entirely brilliant. In non-fiction moments I try to pull my self through Collapse Jared Diamond’s most recent gift to humanity. Thus far I have deciphered from the fantastic cover picture that the book says societies fates are tied to treatment of environment. Reminds of Ramchandra Guha at some level.
It is said that those who do not learn from the past are doomed to re-elect, er, repeat it…. In “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed,” Jared Diamond digs deep into this truism, “reviewing the history of societies ranging from Easter Islanders to the Inuit of Greenland to present-day Montana.” From what I understand it’s best not to do destructive things or deforest, or deplete fisheries, or generally make a mess. But we know that, don’t we?
Sweet dreams love!