Main Entry: sot·to vo·ce

Pronunciation: "sä-tO-'vO-chE
Function: adverb or adjective
Etymology: Italian sottovoce, literally, under the voice
1 : under the breath : in an undertone; also : in a private manner
2 : very softly -- used as a direction in music

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

rebel yell | sir richard branson's reality

all of these reality show have me mostly bored, that is, until i saw The Rebel Billionaire, with one of my personal heroes, Sir Richard Branson, who as i recall, was ditched by his mother ina field when he was three or four and told to "find his way home." He had no help, no one to aid him in any way, and yet he found his way back to the country estate. Since then,Sir Richard Branson has been carving his own wide swath through the world, and not minding the shoulds and oughts that seem to apply to the rest of the world. They clearly do not apply to Sir Richard Branson, or they do and he has rejected them.