Factober

I understand Tea Partyers' anger with the system, but they are in way over their heads and often racially motivated, and I can't be part of that.

Posted 5 months ago

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Publication is a marathon, not a sprint. Writing the book is only the start

Publication is a marathon, not a sprint. Writing the book is only the start.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

Jamaica's a country of great dichotomy. On the one hand you have a tourist

Jamaica's a country of great dichotomy. On the one hand you have a tourist industry with great beaches and resorts, but on the other you have such great poverty and the violence that goes along with that.
Posted 5 months ago

If a man isn't willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opini

If a man isn't willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he's no good
Posted 5 months ago

Everything is just how I imagined it, yet everything is new

Everything is just how I imagined it, yet everything is new
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

There's a reasonable amount of traction in college education, particularly

There's a reasonable amount of traction in college education, particularly engineering, because quite a lot of that is privatized, so there is an incentive to set up new colleges of reasonably high quality.
Posted 5 months ago

Love that causes you pain is better than hate that brings you pleasure.

Love that causes you pain is better than hate that brings you pleasure.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away

truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

There are two types of 'busy': 1)Constantly distracting yourself from what

There are two types of 'busy': 1)Constantly distracting yourself from what is true. 2) Constantly working to create something real.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

You can be critical and not judgmental. The two are synonyms, but not the s

You can be critical and not judgmental. The two are synonyms, but not the same. The critical man analyzes people, things, and issues, very carefully. The judgmental man presents the results of his careful analysis in a manner that condemns.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

It bothered me that we behaved differently when other people were at the ar

It bothered me that we behaved differently when other people were at the arcade. It bothered me that we had to be different at different times. I wished we could always be ourselves.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

It's been said that parents should give their children roots and wings. Tha

It's been said that parents should give their children roots and wings. That was a perfect description of my parents. Even in a wheelchair, my father was a dreamer with his head in the clouds and my mother was the roots with both feet planted firmly on te
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

Chivalry is a poor substitute for justice if one cannot have both. Chivalr

Chivalry is a poor substitute for justice if one cannot have both. Chivalry is something like the icing on cake sweet but not nourishing.
Posted 5 months ago