The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.
Also detoured to Sharp's Trafalgar by Bernard Cornwell - I've been watching the reruns of the first filmed series on UKTVHistory and decided I would finally see if I liked the books. I do like Bernard Cornwell's Dark Age and Medieval stuff, but have decided that Sharp is no good without Sean Bean in uniform
I was in B&N looking at "The Dangerous Book for Boys" by Iggulden.
Pretty interesting collection of stuff you should either know or be aware of.
Has anybody else looked at it or own it ?