One of [Natalie] Goldberg’s writing mantras is that the secret of writing is this: Write. And in this book ( The Great Spring ), likewise, the discovered secret to life, even in the face of inevitable death, is to ... more
- Beautiful, cool, puffy cloud day...why not? Why wait for a better time?Now is the only time to do anything,and since this is a good now, why waitfor another now, the perfect now? Nosuch thing. ... more
Don’t think of what’s being said but of what’s talking. Malice? Ignorance? Pride? Love?
“I don’t think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little …”
-Tom Stoppard, The Real Thing
- "The Little Big Horn was just an isolated event."Nothing to look at here, folks, just corpses,move along...hell, we're almost used to it....maybe when the numbers get largerwe'll start to pay attention.Right now, just ... more
- Americans rightly look at the Eighteenth Amendment (prohibition) as social engineering gone awry, and discussions about amending the Constitution are likely to be dismissed. However, changing the Constitution is both American and constitutional. The framers of the Constitution wrote Article ... more
- History in Nigeria has not repeated itself, in part because the people in charge don't want it to. What happens when the old soldiers die off?
[Sorry for so many editorial inclusions in this one. I just couldn't resist adding ... more
- She knows she wants to meet me.She's eating alone, but I won't goup to her....I'm too old for that game.It's the subtle body language...she looks and looks away.I know she wants to meet me... ... more
If you’re a movie actor, you’re playing a part. What’s interesting about Felix [Kjellberg] is, he’s extremely successful at being an authentic version of himself. When you see him, you’re seeing him . … He can adapt and change, ... more
- The lone gunmen are not just for
they want you, (yes you), dead.
Instead of condemning Mr.Trump,
all Americans should join together
to thwart the influx of radical Islamic
terrorists, such as the man, know to the
F.B.I., ... more
- Where did it all come from?
...that's why it took so long.
All the fear has left me now
I’m not frightened anymore
It’s my heart that pounds beneath my flesh
it’s my mouth that pushes out this breath
and if I shed a tear I won’t cage it
I won’t ... more
Creative bonds are just like romantic bonds in many ways. They work best when there’s chemistry, mutual admiration, and logistic compatibility. When you find all three, this is not a connection to be wasted.
-Horoscope, Holiday Mathis, StarTribune, 5-18-16 ... more