Aug 032016
 

Free speech means, more technically, that the value of any given utterance asymptotically approaches zero.

Aug 022016
 

Liars love to be lied to: indeed they insist on it.

Aug 012016
 

Civilizations expire, unnoticed, in a rabble of compilers, curators, connoisseurs, encyclopedists, mashers-up, aficionados.

Jul 292016
 

Any idiot can have a good idea; it takes a genius to recognize one.

Jul 282016
 

Nobody writes for the love of it. At best you write because it is less painful than not writing.

Jul 272016
 

Worship of youth ends in contempt for age.

Jul 262016
 

People who back their wheelchairs into you never apologize. Such is the insouciance of the officially oppressed.

Jul 252016
 

Poetry translations ought to have their credits reversed — poems by [translator], after [original poet].

Jul 222016
 

A scandal is only a story that you already know.

Jul 212016
 

You don’t like your friends, necessarily: you like knowing them.