Being

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

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.

Feb 012019
 

The old cling most desperately to life — not from belated philosophic recognition of its splendors, or fear of death, but from habit.

Jan 142019
 

There is a time in everyone’s life in which he is a silly ass. If you don’t know when it was, it’s now.

Dec 282018
 

What a man does is remembered when the ironic, detached attitude with which he does it has long been forgotten.