He was a man. Take him for all in all. I shall not look upon his like again. — William Shakespeare, Hamlet When I first moved into an Oakland apartment in 1986 with John Woods “Wheels” “Spoonhead” “Calvin Biggins” Wheeler,…
“When young people ask me about death, I tell them: ‘We die a little everyday. When you get to be my age, you get used to it.'”
— Near-centenarian Richard Meyers
Once you turn 30 (or thereabouts), no one calls you an “old soul.”
From Josee Wolff, The Torah: A Women’s Commentary: “…The pessimist observes a situation, generalizes about the bad aspects, and interprets them as a permanent and constant feature. In contrast, the optimist observes the same situation and sees the bad aspects,…
“WHAT CAN I DO, RIGHT now, to better myself?”
AS SOUND IS SLOWLY-VIBRATING light, ambition is slowly-vibrating desperation.
WHEN IN DOUBT, SHOOT FROM the heart.
A SURE TEST OF ANY theology is to ask, “Does God exist before human beings?” Among other things, the answer can shed light on one’s grasp of science. For if you allow for a God who watched over the dinosaurs,…
MATURITY IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN we choose to be fascinated by something other than ourselves.
DOES THE PHRASE “OLD SOUL” apply to anyone past their early 20s?
OUR POLITICAL LANDSCAPE MIGHT BE less prickly were our politics not so personal.
OF ALL HUMAN EXPERIENCES, WAITING may be the least explicable. We usually experience Time both as a series of events (“progression”) and an eternal Now (“duration”). Progression is as a pot slowly boiling or day growing late or stomach more…