For most topics, the more you learn, the smarter you become. It's simple really.... you read, you file it away in the brain, and you feel good about the knowledge you have gained.
When it comes to politics-- from politics at my elementary school to international politics--, it seems the more I learn, the more ignorant I feel. I've begun to automatically ask myself, "I wonder what the real story is?" immediately following a conversation with a coworker or reading a news article. I wonder if the people actually in charge know what's going on.
Currently, I am listening to 2 wonderful albums: Neon Bible by the Arcade Fire
and Far by Regina Spector.
I can't stop listening to them both on repeat.
I also started reading the latest installment from the wonderfully talented Philippa Gregory. Highly recommended as usual!
I am listening and reading and sipping under a fluffy blanket :) (A blanket which , by the way, is new and bright purple with Viking horns and does not BEGIN to match my living room.... the things we do for love.)