From the opening paragraph, The Good People by Australian writer Hannah Kent had me hooked. Men carrying the body of Nóra Leahy’s husband remind me of the opening of D H Lawrence’s short story, ‘The Odour of Chrysanthemums‘.
Intellectual property and its misappropriation weigh heavily on my mind today, especially with regard to the publication of photos without permission from the photographer. As a writer, historian and blogger, I am obviously concerned about copyright in general.
Learning music is good for our brains, or so science tells us. And, apparently, it’s never too late to start. There’s evidence that learning to play an instrument changes the brain more than any other activity.