Factober

Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

Posted 4 months ago

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Overuse at best is needless clutter; at worst, it creates the impression th

Overuse at best is needless clutter; at worst, it creates the impression that the characters are overacting, emoting like silent film stars. Still, an adverb can be exactly what a sentence needs. They can add important intonation to dialogue, or subtly co
Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

Write the masterpiece that has not been written.Sing the masterpiece that h

Write the masterpiece that has not been written.Sing the masterpiece that has not been sung.Paint the masterpiece that has not been painted.Create the masterpiece that has not been created.
Posted 4 months ago

I read the Koran and it appealed to me. At the time I was agnostic and it r

I read the Koran and it appealed to me. At the time I was agnostic and it really breathed spiritually back into me. For me it's really a cushion; it's cool, I'm cool with it.
Posted 4 months ago

I knew that a historian (or a journalist, or anyone telling a story) was fo

I knew that a historian (or a journalist, or anyone telling a story) was forced to choose, out of an infinite number of facts, what to present, what to omit. And that decision inevitably would reflect, whether consciously or not, the interests of the hist
Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

Little with love is better than much without love.

Little with love is better than much without love.
Posted 4 months ago

And the boys were all clean, their faces freshly and brutally shaved, their

And the boys were all clean, their faces freshly and brutally shaved, their hair painstakingly gelled into exquisite apparent carelessness, with this electric feeling inside of them, which matched the feelings in the girls, that they were all ascending, m
Posted 4 months ago

You know, the whole thing about perfectionism. The perfectionism is very da

You know, the whole thing about perfectionism. The perfectionism is very dangerous. Because of course if your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything. Because doing anything results in...it's actually kind of tragic because you sacrif
Posted 4 months ago

I think the way things have been left after Iraq is that people won't belie

I think the way things have been left after Iraq is that people won't believe the Government of the day, so they have to know that lessons have been learnt and that all political parties and people, whether they were for or against the invasion of Iraq, h
Posted 4 months ago

Life has played her like a cat weaving between her legs, pretending to be t

Life has played her like a cat weaving between her legs, pretending to be tame, friendly, before sinking its claws into soft, vulnerable flesh.
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People have criticized me for seeming to step out of my professional role t

People have criticized me for seeming to step out of my professional role to become undignifiedly political. I'd say it was belated realization that day care, good schools, health insurance, and nuclear disarmament are even more important aspects of pedia
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Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in and that see

Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in and that seems real for you today, is going to be, like the reality of yesterday, an illusion tomorrow.
Posted 4 months ago