If you want to distill out the essence of Kimberly Guilfoyle’s raving animatronic moment at the Republican National Convention last night, you should start by imagining the vast emptiness of space…
People talk about how Donald Trump hijacked the Republican Party. I don’t buy that anymore. I’ve seen enough.
Trump’s greed has put “conservatives” over a flame and distilled them down to their true essence. Fiscal and personal responsibility, moral fortitude, … the rest “Purified”
I read the first volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s autobiographical novel and found it captivating. If you are looking for something with a unique approach to writing you might find it interesting.
After reading this New York Review article I’m … the rest “The Unbearable: Toward an Antifascist Aesthetic”
What describes the ethos of the QAnon cult better than this passage from Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco?
…luck rewarded us, because, wanting connections, we found connections — always, everywhere, and between everything. The world exploded into a whirling network of kinships, where everything pointed to everything else, everything explained everything else…
These are good advices.
“Anything real begins with the fiction of what could be. Imagination is, therefore, the most potent force in the universe, and a skill you can get better at. It’s the one skill in life that … the rest “68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice”
This woman should be the President of the United States.
If we survive the malice and incompetence of Donald Trump and the Republican party, one day she will be.
… the rest “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez”
This is not new, and that is the problem. Mr. Yoho
“I’d spent tens of thousands of hours consuming the news. I asked myself two questions: do you understand the world better now? And do you make better decisions? The answer in both cases was no.”—Rob Wijnberg
I think the most important benefit I’ve reaped from advanced technology available to the average consumer, is that I can wander out into the wastelands, the loneliest and most forlorn places imagined in the minds of men…and listen to Boogie Wonderland.
John Gruber shares. “Part of the un-Trumping of America should be to stop treating Putin as an elected official.”
A lecture delivered by the short-story writer Gary Lutz to the students of Columbia University’s writing program in New York on September 25, 2008
“We must address the root causes that enabled a man as profoundly flawed and corrupt as Trump to win high office. “
“Some of those causes are long tied to our history. We mythologize that history, idealize our heritage, and … the rest “The Most Ignorant and Unfit: What Made America’s Worst Ever Leader?”
I may have mentioned being on a walk a while back and coming upon what I thought were two cats along the side of my path. It turned out to be a cat and an opossum; just standing there like they were sharing some gossip. I couldn’t believe it.
Tonight as I was walking out around dusk, (and while I’m at this point in the day, isn’t crepuscule a word that should be on the same list as moist and phlegm and lugubrious?) an enormous raccoon comes walking out of the tall grass accompanied by a deer. They walked onto the middle of the sidewalk, stopped to observe my approach, and then turned together and walked back through the grass into the woods.
This is just what I need, woodland creatures making me feel inadequate and out of place.
It’s as if these wildly different animals are figuring out something that those of us with shared language skills cannot.
A dear friend of mine and I were recently discussing some of the surprising educational blessings we received in high school in Hutchinson, Kansas. The music program was exceptional, with some truly dedicated teachers. (Thank you Jim Swiggart and Mike … the rest “Reciting The Hollow Men”
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.
It occurs to me that if I were to take myself seriously as a writer, a poet, a purveyor of ideas, a mark of my success would be to present my writing to the world while escaping the indignity of … the rest “Accolades”
From Steve Layman.
… the rest “Off… The New Killer App”
It’s called Off. You’ve probably heard of it. It’s been around for a while. Remarkably, it’s already built into everything. Off has been included, free of charge, on most of the devices vying for your
From the always insightful Owen Cunningham, a copy of this Facebook post:
A lot of people who dislike socialism seem to regard it as Diet Communism. But I have a different take. Socialism is what you would get if … the rest “Seafaring Socialists…”