Being

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

Sep 132019
 

When Bentham designed the Panopticon, he did not anticipate so many volunteers.

Sep 092019
 

You are not better than this. You are not worse than this. You are exactly this.

Sep 052019
 

Natural selection surely favors a disposition to attribute success to factors under one’s control.

Aug 222019
 

Everyone needs a reason to get up in the morning, and a drug habit is a compelling reason.

Aug 072019
 

I bring my readers the glad tidings that there’s a lot you can’t fix and shouldn’t worry about, and it doesn’t seem to make them happy.

Jul 312019
 

I know many people with a positive mania for facing uncomfortable truths; it seems not to discomfort them in the least.

Jul 172019
 

It is simple to cheat an honest man; and one of the great themes of modern history is honest men getting cheated.

Jul 092019
 

Your first reaction shows what you are. Your subsequent revisions show how much you dislike what you are.

Jun 122019
 

Loyalty is two-thirds sloth and one-third poor alternatives.

Jun 102019
 

Both sides are always guilty, and never equally guilty.