• June 30, 2010

The F Word

Faith – not wanting to know what is true. Friedrich Nietzsche When I think about it carefully, my elation on this tumultuous joyride is, by all standards and diagnosis, unfounded. Holding on stubbornly to the notion that doing it wrong is better than doing nothing? Oh yes. That’s it. For all I know, I might […]

  • March 22, 2010

We Are All Stardust

Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics. You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded. Because the elements, the […]

  • January 24, 2010


. . . imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, ‘This is an interesting world I find myself in, an interesting hole I find myself in, fits me rather neatly, doesn’t it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!’ This is such a powerful […]

  • March 28, 2009

Kurt Vonnegut

[When Vonnegut tells his wife he’s going out to buy an envelope] Oh, she says, well, you’re not a poor man. You know, why don’t you go online and buy a hundred envelopes and put them in the closet? And so I pretend not to hear her. And go out to get an envelope because […]

  • March 26, 2009

The Feet I Stand On

I think it was two years ago. The feelings have blurred along with the distorted wholeness of my memory of it, but I remember the foot rub. In the midst of extreme fatigue and the heavy weight on my shoulders from being the single director and possibly the only sane one left after that nights […]

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  • December 12, 2008

Simone de Beauvoir

Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and surpassing itself; if all it does is maintaining itself, then living is merely not dying. – Simone de Beauvoir One of the most prominent female philosophers/writers in recent history, I think Simone de Beauvoir portrays someone that I want to be. Intrinsically. Some things changed along the […]