Being

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

May 222019
 

Beliefs are no index to character, and if you believe otherwise, you are a bad person.

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.

Mar 182019
 

Not everything is as dumb as it looks, but that’s the way to bet.