Jan 142016

Doubt the tale while you live it, lest you fall
Victim to its retrospective pall.

Jan 132016

It is the disappearance of slavery in reality that has caused its profusion in metaphor.

Jan 122016

The right way to take a remark that you are told not to take the wrong way is as the gross insult it always is.

Jan 112016

Rhetoric, n.  An argument that one is unwilling to believe and unable to refute. Cf. sophistry.

Jan 082016

I often hear rumors of people with low self-esteem, and someday I hope to meet one.

Jan 072016

There are born fools, but most of us have to work at it.

Jan 062016

When we are exhorted to be practical, realistic, or grown-up, it is always in service of something hideous.

Jan 042016

Many nuisances, and not a few evils, ultimately trace to small groups of thoughtful, concerned citizens.