I am the very model of a modern Major-General.
When you are courting a nice girl, an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder, a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.
Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother.
William Somerset Maugham, (b) Jan. 25, 1874
If you look at a testimony of love from 2,000 years ago it can still exactly speak to you, whereas medical advice from only 100 years ago is ridiculous.
Jennifer Michael Hecht
We are as happy as people can be, without making themselves ridiculous, and might be even happier; but, as a matter of taste, we choose to stop short at this point.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of everyday’s Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight. I love thee […]
Today marks the six month anniversary of my mother’s death. She died on Sunday, August 12, 2012. Not every month is the same length, though, of course. And should I consider “a month” to be “every four Sundays” or simply “the next 12th on the calendar”? It’s the sort of question she would call to […]
A few weeks ago I went on a golfing trip to Pismo Beach with Kelly, his dad, and my dad. At some point during the trip we came to the realization that between the four of us, we had a combined ten weddings and eight ex-wives. I’m sure there’s an important statement to be made […]
And really, when you want to profess your love for someone, what could be more meaningful than biting off each other’s ring finger? “… it had to be our ring fingers. We were both just out of rough relationships, and wanted to both reclaim and be rid of those fingers… this has a permanence to […]
“Hey, we seem basically compatible. I enjoyed kissing you. What do you say about trying a three-month love contract?”
“The important thing is to never stop questioning.” That quote is often attributed to Einstein. I cannot confirm that he ever actually said this. But I doubt I would hear many arguments if I suggested he was one of the greatest thinkers in history. Is “questioning” really all that important? I guess it depends on […]
I wrote this in high school, sometime between 1989 and 1991…
This is something I wrote a long, long, long time ago…
While visiting evhead this afternoon I read a quote from instantloser.com and immediately identified with the emotion the writer was expressing. So I clicked. Some people have a gift for writing. This guy does. Go read some of what instantloser had to say. You’ll be glad you did. “after we stopped and ate i made […]
<soapbox> Slip Slidin’ Away is one of my favorite Paul Simon songs. Sylloge wrote about the 3rd verse and how it so captures a feeling of loss and desperation. It is a beautiful song, in much the same way that Yesterday is a beautiful song. I believe there are certain songs … writings … pieces […]