Factober

The thought that we are enduring the unendurable is one of the things that keeps us going.

Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

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She knew with suddeness and ease that this moment would be with her always,

She knew with suddeness and ease that this moment would be with her always, within hand's reach of memory.She doubted if they all sensed it - they had seen the world - but even George was silent for a minute as they looked, and the scene, the smell, even
Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

I have a horrid scar right under my left knee from you. Well, the absence o

I have a horrid scar right under my left knee from you. Well, the absence of you. Seems appropriate. But I still miss you. My pillowcase smells like you, so I bury my face in it and breathe it in. Things feel empty. My couch, my living room, my heart. I s
Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Saint Thomas Aquinas says, wisely, that the only way to drive out a bad pas

Saint Thomas Aquinas says, wisely, that the only way to drive out a bad passion is by a stronger good passion. The same is true of thoughts as of passions. When your mind wanders, like a child, your will must bring it back, like a mother. [. . .] The will
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The dragon in him didn't want to give her a choice. Just wrap around her an

The dragon in him didn't want to give her a choice. Just wrap around her and smolder smugly, daring anyone who came near to cross him. Mine.
Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Lonely, Vaguely Pedophilic Swing Set Seeks the Butts of Children.

Lonely, Vaguely Pedophilic Swing Set Seeks the Butts of Children.
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Like every other house-renting, paycheck-to-paycheck, heel dragging working

Like every other house-renting, paycheck-to-paycheck, heel dragging working American, it wouldn't matter if I stepped in it by accident or was pushed, or simply whiffed it as I walked by. With the powers in play, guilt or innocence had nothing to do with
Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

What I see especially among the Navajos and the Zunis and the Hopis is a cu

What I see especially among the Navajos and the Zunis and the Hopis is a culture of people who have been smart enough to learn a lesson that we're awfully slow to get... They know that being rich doesn't have any damn thing to do with how much money you'v
Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

This is what a small victory feels like. It feels like a little surprise an

This is what a small victory feels like. It feels like a little surprise and a lot of relief. It makes the past feel lighter and the future seem even lighter than that, if only for a moment. It feels like rightness winning. It feels like possibility.
Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

We really are creatures of a violent world, biologically speaking - watchin

We really are creatures of a violent world, biologically speaking - watching violence and learning about it is one of our cognitive drives.
Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

There is a difference between what is wrong and what is evil. Evil is commi

There is a difference between what is wrong and what is evil. Evil is committed when clarity is taken away from what is clearly wrong, allowing wrong to be seen as less wrong, excusable, right, or an obligatory commandment of the Lord God Almighty.Evil is
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An artist is someone who sees and feels realty very intensely. Creativity d

An artist is someone who sees and feels realty very intensely. Creativity doesn't mean just making things up out of thin air. It means seeing and feeling the world so vividly that you can put together connections and patterns that help to explain reality.
Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Didn't know you could measure distance so well with nothing but you bloody

Didn't know you could measure distance so well with nothing but you bloody eyeballs
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