Being

Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
—Cunningham

May 142019
 

Impossible to love our neighbor as ourselves: conceivable to doubt ourselves as our neighbor.

May 022019
 

Some men I would trust with my life, others with returning a borrowed book, almost none with both.

Apr 242019
 

One’s thought does not reflect one’s disposition. It complements one’s disposition.

Apr 232019
 

The trouble with cellphones isn’t that they allow us to ignore each other, it’s that they don’t.

Apr 162019
 

Not so very long ago, no adult in history had ever spoken of himself as the parent of an animal.

Apr 112019
 

When a bad thing happens in the world, it is vanishingly unlikely to be any if your business.

Apr 042019
 

An expert torturer always reminds you that it’s for your own good, and hurts him more than you.

Feb 202019
 

Blessed are the literal, exasperating yet indispensable.