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Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.

For Voltaire’s birthday, download the infinitely pleasurable Candide as a free eBook.

… and when you’re done reading, go, and listen to Leonard Berstein’s operetta version. I recommend the recording he conducted himself in 1989.

If you’d like a sneak peak, Miss Damrau delivers quite a smashing version of Cunégonde’s big aria, too.

explore-blog:

Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.

For Voltaire’s birthday, download the infinitely pleasurable Candide as a free eBook.

… and when you’re done reading, go, and listen to Leonard Berstein’s operetta version. I recommend the recording he conducted himself in 1989. If you’d like a sneak peak, Miss Damrau delivers quite a smashing version of Cunégonde’s big aria, too.

Guilty pleasures.

Guilty pleasures.

Need. More. Coffee.

Need. More. Coffee.

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… for several decades, men have said that they want to be more involved in family life. They would prefer to work fewer hours. If you ask men who work 50 hours or more how many hours they want to work, huge numbers of them say they don’t want to be working that schedule. They would prefer to be working more like 40 hours a week.

And so what is blocking men from acting on the fact that they want more work-life balance, the fact that they don’t want to be working these extremely long hours? Well, what’s blocking them is the flexibility stigma, the work devotion schema, the sense that they really need to be successful men.

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- Working Fathers Need Balance, Too — Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California in an interview with Sarah Greene for HBR.org



It’s still summer! #norway #sky #clouds (at Ski)

It’s still summer! #norway #sky #clouds (at Ski)

Bergen shows its sunny side. :)

Bergen shows its sunny side. :)

"Many of the women I spoke with were troubled by the gender-role traditionalism that crept into their marriages once they gave up work, transforming them from being their husbands’ intellectual equals into the one member of their partnership uniquely endowed with gifts for laundry or cooking and cleaning; a junior member of the household, who sometimes had to “negotiate” with her husband to get money for child care."



This looks like the perfect day to hang around in bed.

This looks like the perfect day to hang around in bed.

Isn’t this pretty? #norway #sky #countryside

Isn’t this pretty? #norway #sky #countryside

Another day out saying hello to Cindy.

Another day out saying hello to Cindy.