she admits water

she admits water

“A long time ago William James corrected a prevailing view of the relation between feelings and action by asserting, for example, that we do not run away because we are afraid but are afraid because FULL STORY

consumpt (sic)

consumpt (sic)

    “I don’t know who you are. I don’t know your company. I don’t know your company’s product. I don’t know your company’s customers. I don’t know your company’s record. I don’t know your FULL STORY

no balk to second base

no balk to second base

  “I tell you what I would change That NO BALK to second base. You know, You can do anything to second base. Yeah, I never did like that. What would you change?” Phil Rizzuto, FULL STORY

how we behave

how we behave

    ENID: It’s so hard to tell with him. . . He’s such a taciturn fellow . . . BECKY: Where did you get all these words? ENID: Oh, it’s just because of studying FULL STORY

striking it rich

striking it rich

  “After reading Howitt’s account of the Australian gold diggings one evening, I had in my mind’s eye, all night, the numerous valleys, with their streams, all cut up with foul pits, from ten to FULL STORY

foreshortening

foreshortening

“Foreshortening means violating certain things we know in favor of drawing what we see. It may require you to draw a person you know to be tall and thin as compressed and squat. Of course, FULL STORY

all free today

all free today

“In the field of its highest development, in the United States, the pursuit of wealth, stripped of its religious and ethical meaning, tends to become associated with purely mundane passions, which actually often give it FULL STORY

what to expect

what to expect

  “Rounding the corner two blocks away was a woman. She was running toward Morgan but on the opposite side of the street . . . She ran well. However, her breasts were heavy for FULL STORY

“we find a grimmer reality”

"we find a grimmer reality"

  (SOUNDBITE OF BUCKETS AND WATER) (SOUNDBITE OF POUNDING) (SOUNDBITE OF WATER FLOWING INTO A BUCKET) (SOUNDBITE OF CLANGING DOOR) (SOUNDBITE OF WATER SPLASHING) (SOUNDBITE OF GOATS) (SOUNDBITE OF DIGGING) (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) INSKEEP: And FULL STORY

holding the rope

holding the rope

  “My inner self was urging me: Now is the time! Now! With those words I was moving to a resolution, I was almost there—but was not there. Still, I did not slide all the FULL STORY

things of the past

things of the past

  There was a brief thing, a relationship, between a young man and a young woman. Young meaning twenty or so. Young meaning dumb. The love affair mattered more to one of them than it FULL STORY

brother steve

brother steve

  “I started tweeting for purely commercial reasons. I realized that when I did a television show to promote a book or record, and that television show had an audience of, say, four million people, FULL STORY

cryptozoology

cryptozoology

When she’s lying to avoid punishment, she may have broken one of the household rules. For instance, she may have damaged something she shouldn’t have been handling. Or maybe she was too rough and she FULL STORY

tony couldn’t fly

tony couldn't fly

  Billy Wilder: I made it a little bit more difficult for myself with Sunset Boulevard. It was about the closest of things, you know, to make a picture about Hollywood, about an old star, FULL STORY

hairdressing (peluquería)

hairdressing (peluquería)

Don’t cut it too short. No me lo corte demasiado corto. no me lo kor-te de-ma-sya-do kor-to Shave it all off! Aféitelo todo! A-fay-te-lo to-do Please use a new blade. Por favor, use una cuchilla FULL STORY

is sadness an illness?

is sadness an illness?

“Yes. I think it has to do with faces. Because I am always interested in faces. I just want you to sit down and look at the human face. But if there is too much FULL STORY