Slow Down

Kirk McElhearn reviews Carl Honoré’s In Praise of Slowness.

But 8 years ago, I made a choice. It was the best career change I ever made, and I don’t think I’ll ever regret it: I became a freelancer. Initially, I worked as a translator, and over the years shifted into writing. Both these activities can be done anywhere, as long as you have a phone line to connect to the Internet, and five years ago I moved to a village in the French Alps, where I can now enjoy the wonderful climate and exhilarating landscapes.