“Some of these stories are closer to my own life than others are, but not one of them is as close as people seem to think.” Alice Murno, from the intro to Moons of Jupiter

"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see." Arthur Schopenhauer

“Why does everything you know, and everything you’ve learned, confirm you in what you believed before? Whereas in my case, what I grew up with, and what I thought I believed, is chipped away a little and a little, a fragment then a piece and then a piece more. With every month that passes, the corners are knocked off the certainties of this world: and the next world too. Show me where it says, in the Bible, ‘Purgatory.’ Show me where it says ‘relics, monks, nuns.’ Show me where it says ‘Pope.’” –Thomas Cromwell imagines asking Thomas More—Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

My favorite posts to get started: The Self-Righteousness Instinct, Sabbath Says, Encounters, Inc., and What Makes "Wolf Hall" so Great?.

Poems

The Truth about Grownups


A Lyrical Refutation of Thomas Kinkade









Invisible Fences











Secret Dancers










Distraction

1 comment:

Jewbo Jones said...

who are you? You are on my friend on facebook. You took my image of T.J. Eckleburg from Gatsby that I scanned from an image of a newspaper in the 1920's and converted to purple. I am Michael Ford--I'm curious to know which one of my friends you are. But you write about shakespeare and fitzgerald. I have a few ideas, comrade. Interesting.