Butterfly mind

Vue Weekly reviews Patrick Brown’s latest tome, a memoir called Butterfly Mind. Brown worked as a foreign correspondent for CBC for 30 years and he admits he often didn’t know an awful lot about the places he was parachuted into and expected to become an overnight expert,

“Although my tone implied deep understanding of complex issues,” he writes, “I have never been an expert on anything. I have spent my life going from place to place, always in a hurry, watching other people do things, and writing and talking about what they are doing. Before I moved to China, I was never anywhere long enough to feel that I fully understood what was happening.” link

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