- The freaky chocolate children of Moscow
- The long walk home
- Cadbury Offers to Pay £1 of Your Hospital Bill
- Poor Ireland gets stuck with Time Out
- Halloween in England
- UPDATE: My One-Month Plan to Seduce the Chocolate Man
- Cocaine is not Candy, Boys and Girls
- Turndown Service
- A Daily, 5-Second Vacation for The Chosen
Friday, October 06, 2006
Saving the world with books, not candy
Big news here: I went the entire day yesterday without eating a single piece of candy.
Not even a drop of sugar in my tea, people. This is huge.
How’d it happen? Well, by accident, of course. I’m in Frankfurt for the Frankfurt Book Fair, where yesterday we launched a project that I’ve been working on for the past few months—The Literacy Project—to promote literacy and reading around the world. And you see, between getting lost in the labyrinthine halls of the Frankfurt Book Fair while trying to get to the press conference, and trying to correctly pronounce “literacy” in Spanish—which always ties me up—I was so busy that I had no time to stop and eat candy. None at all.
One interpretation: when one does good one forgets about one’s addictions
Another interpretation: there are only so many good things that can exist in one’s life, and if one concentrates too much on one good thing (like helping people read), then the other good could get neglected—which could be very bad for one’s mental health.
Categories: Germany, work, sugar