Small World Archive
Beneath our parading self-importance, we’re silently amazed that we can carry so much stuff — so much important stuff! — around with us.
Each of them wondered why I saw their system as problematic, but each had stories of problems they had personally encountered.
In this way, the work of the hike is inseparable from the reward. The view from above is better for those who earned it.
In 1963, Ireland imposed what they called a Turnover Tax of 2.5 percent. It was controversial in its time because it was assessed to each transaction, with no deductions for expenses. In concept and calculation, it’s identical
I spent an hour this morning weeding. Of course, I couldn’t do something boring like that without thinking about things. My first thought was how boring weeding can be — boring, but necessary. Well, only necessary if
Symbols of support are sticky. They hold us together, even when there’s not much substance in common.
Restaurants are like skyscrapers. The first sense they make is never economic. Any entrepreneur who thinks opening a restaurant will be easy because “everybody eats” will learn quickly their mistake. There’s a reason there are no nationwide
Fortunately, we have a couple of dozen billionaires who could not only quell the violence in the Middle East, but make money doing it.
Like God answering prayers or Google performing searches, each expression was its own. But from above, the parts gathered into a surprisingly satisfying whole.
Here’s a factoid you may not have known, because we never told anyone. Our editor, publisher, head writer, and art director all had religion degrees — from Vanderbilt, Yale, Notre Dame and Bob Jones University.