Monthly Archives: March 2014


The goal of checkers players is to be kinged. The goal of chess players is to take the king out. Advertisements


Colliding trains of thought are the cause of many spiritual train-wrecks.

Against pity.

To share one’s suffering is to multiply it; to bear one’s suffering is to divide it.


The first principle of my worldview is that the world cannot be viewed as one.

Just reverse it.

Give me strength to reject the things I cannot change and accept the things I can.

Suppose that humanity is one.

If so, then humans are bent on self-harm, self-contempt, and self-doubt.

Solutions in a different register.

Jazz is the only music which has solved the “political” problem of collective action and self-disclosure.