Being

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

Jul 012013
 

Elision is the mother of decision.

Jun 282013
 

As sympathy broadens, it also shallows.

May 132013
 

We all want to be happy, just not at the expense of the qualities that make us unhappy.

Apr 242013
 

Personality varies like men’s fashion — a quarter-inch of width in the tie or length in the cuff.

Apr 112013
 

No one hates or envies insincerely.

Apr 012013
 

We laugh at novels in which the weather tracks the moods of the characters, yet our own moods mostly track the weather.

Feb 252013
 

We are more like our contemporaries than we imagine, and less like our ancestors.

Feb 222013
 

Expertise makes one peremptory, but peremptoriness does not make one expert.