Jul 202018
 

We are regularly informed, by people with talent for a discipline, that nothing is required to master it but effort.

Jul 192018
 

Fool-proof is difficult, genius-proof is impossible.

Jul 182018
 

Better than nothing is an exacting standard: medicine has met it only recently, and to many prestigious and lucrative occupations it remains a fond hope.

Jul 172018
 

With each passing year I find the argument that “no one could possibly be that stupid” less persuasive.

Jul 162018
 

The pleasure in having people admire your work lasts until you see what else they like.

Jul 132018
 

Progress, n.   The gradually increasing belief in the stupidity of one’s ancestors.

Jul 122018
 

Now and then, in support of a cause, someone exhorts me so ardently, so passionately, so articulately, that I know in my gut, without consulting the facts, that he is wrong.

Jul 112018
 

Life is exactly like high school, and not one bit like college.

Jul 102018
 

We all have imaginary friends, who are generally real people.

Jul 092018
 

Language is viscous, it resists: one thinks in words as one swims in water.