Being

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

Sep 032020
 

There is a happiness in widely-shared enforced misery that goes a long way toward explaining nostalgia for Stalinism, or broadcast television.

Aug 262020
 

It is a world of men who look like Unix system administrators, without the Unix system administration skills.

Aug 212020
 

Nothing in psychology replicates as well as stereotypes.

Aug 192020
 

Naive is a polite term for stupid, and stupid is a polite term for rotten.

Aug 072020
 

Stupid comes in only two flavors, as different as chocolate and vanilla: those who know they are, and those who don’t.

Jun 232020
 

How do I know what I am until I see what I do?

Jun 192020
 

People don’t change: they unfold.

Jun 152020
 

Human development has increasingly prolonged childhood and adolescence, now often fifty years or more.