Marlene Hauser

Marlene Hauser

Why work? It’s all play. 2020.

Why work? It’s all play. 2020.

Happy New Decade! 2020. While I always celebrate a new year, the prospect of a new decade leaves me simply awestruck. A ten-year span?’ ...
Edward de Vere, Shakespeare & Me.

Edward de Vere, Shakespeare & Me.

Recently, a friend and past teacher of mine from Oxford University Continuing Education, award-winning author Rebecca Abrams, spoke and ...
Wake-Up Call: Freedom, Dignity & Happiness.

Wake-Up Call: Freedom, Dignity & Happiness.

A “wake-up call” is what the newscaster said this morning in reference to the horrendous fate suffered by 39 Vietnamese migrants found ...
Get Your Joy Going.

Get Your Joy Going.

October! The last quarter of 2019 already, and what a tremendous year it has been. I love this month because now we see the very last of ...
To go, to stay? A pivotal choice.

To go, to stay? A pivotal choice.

Last month I wrote about a Japanese measurement: handheld. Having not thought about this in ages, I revisited it again. Handheld—simple, ...
An Unforgettable Hiatus In Time.

An Unforgettable Hiatus In Time.

“Fancy a cuppa?” The first time I heard that was from an English friend, who had to say it twice before I realised she was essentially ...
Cicero & My Mother’s Garden Library.

Cicero & My Mother’s Garden Library.

Cicero observed in the first century, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” Does what Rome’s greatest-ever ...
Business, Books & Chutzpah

Business, Books & Chutzpah

Recently, someone asked me what it felt like to participate in the FT Oxford Literary Festival, and someone else what it felt like to have ...