Who better to quote about adventure than the Baroness Adrian Olin? The woman who was the first person to swim the length of the Nile. The woman who fought the fascists in Spain, who whipped Hemingway at arm wrestling, and drank Camus under the table? “But” you object “There IS no such person!” Maybe,. but are her words any less wise, for that?
Part of the Uncommon Wisdom Series, inspired by the notion that the World is full of possibility and chance, the road not taken, the branch that doesn’t break. The great and small appear and disappear with unpredictable stories and unexpected consequences. We fill in the gaps they leave behind with our imagination, and render the picture as whole as we can. But our imagination can go another step, and create possibility that would otherwise not exist. “Uncommon Wisdom” is a series of glimpses of the lives and thought of interesting and provocative figures previously overlooked merely because they did not exist. Until now.