Persistent belief in miracles can be claimed as evidence that we are religious...– Twelftree,Graham H. Miracles (2011)
An open letter to anyone who feels the world owes...
If you look at zero you see nothing; but if you look through it you will see the...– Kaplan, Robert. The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero. Oxford: The Oxford University Press, 1999.
This is a necessary condition, for if my consciousness were not consciousness of...– Being and Nothingness, Sartre. The pivotal moment which defines my love/hate relationship with Sartre.
While it has been difficult for our whole family, the only thing I’d change about all that has happened is all the pain my mother has had to endure. Not just during her depressed times, but being ostracized by her friends and by much of our family, by my horrific teenage years in which I developed feelings of resentment and took it out on her, by my younger sister following suit, by being...
Verb. To pity and ridicule another over their ridiculous life choices or approach to any given situation, while envying their ability to do so. C.I.P: “Oh man, I totally pityenvy my neighbour, he’s been complaining about that fucking hedge for weeks!” Pity their small mindedness, envy that their life is so wonderful that overgrown hedges is all that annoys them. C.I.P.2:...
Romance worries me. It’s a style of love that has been man made - surely we can see now, much that is synthetic is unsustainable. A mother’s love, in contrast, is the purest of affections that transcends death, time, sexuality and bad behaviour.
“The best response to fear, it seems, is curiosity”
Black guy kills some people.
Muslim guy kills some people.
Latino guy kills some people.
White guy kills some people.
Society: Mental illness. (lost soul, complicated psyche, quiet loner, misunderstood, frustrated with life, experienced recent, traumatic, life-altering events that set him off; not to mention all the positive descriptors that are attached to him, i.e. intelligent, PhD candidate, honor roll student, etc.)
In this life, this new kind of life, it seems that nothing new is possible. Everything has been done, everything is known. And if it has not been done, if it is not known, it is not to be done and it is not to be known.
Sitting in Leeds Art Gallery in front of the enormous painting of a Norwegian fjord. That’s my happy place.
Why do we love them, these last days of something like summer, of freedom to...– Long Shadow - John Updike
It’s not raining above the cloud. It’s sunny there.
God knows I love a pity party. But I’m the only one that attends and the...
we are all swayed more by criticism than by praise