not so hot on why

not so hot on why

“The little girl stretched both her hands into the air—and then the match went out, the Christmas candles all went higher and higher, and she saw that they were the bright stars. One of them FULL STORY

the crazy angle

the crazy angle

  “There was nothing in sight but woods, and Billy began to be worried. Which way was the road? When he looked for the sun to find what direction he should go, he saw that FULL STORY

Dredge the Brain

Dredge the Brain

“Because look at me–I’m fucking falling apart. I’m constantly corroding. If you stand still that’s when it really gets you. Take a look at some of those steel buildings that have been there for a FULL STORY

this was risk

this was risk

“Only a person who has lived through a time that threatens his life and that valuable substance, his individual freedom, with war, power, and tyrannical ideologies–only he knows how much courage, how much honesty and FULL STORY

harpoon

harpoon

  “The whale! The ship!” from Moby Dick by Herman Melville   Dear young lady on the train, talking into a cell phone: I’m not mad at all. I don’t mind listening to your conversation. FULL STORY

who you know

who you know

  –Bill O’Reilly: Let’s get to Skull and Bones, because a lot of people have heard of that. This is a Yale thing. We know that George W. Bush and his father, President Bush, were FULL STORY

women without

women without

  “She went downstairs, staggering now very badly, and awakened Mary Jane. “Wuzzat? Who? Huh?” said Mary Jane, sitting bolt upright on the couch. “Mary Jane. Listen. Please,” Eloise said, sobbing. “You remember our freshman FULL STORY