Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Book Quote of the Day

"I'm aware, more and more, that the only thing I'm going to miss are my friends. Apart from the deluge of terror that attends the prospect of turning carcass, what bothers me is the idea of losing the handful of people I can have a decent conversation with. It takes you a lifetime to acquire them. Losing life isn't so bad, but losing them is."

- from The Thought Gang, by Tibor Fischer.

Monday, April 6, 2015

What I'm Reading: Ghettoside by Jill Leovy

“There was a way of working—it was hard for him to put this into words, but he knew it when he saw it—a perfunctory way that met all the technical criteria for how a job was supposed to be done. It would be above reproach should any supervisor review the work, yet lacked some essential quality of passion, determination, velocity.

"Checklist work and real work were not the same to him. You could get praise and a paycheck and fill your day with busy, important-seeming activities and never solve a case.”


Monday, March 16, 2015

About My Age

I would have acted differently if I'd known I'd live this long. I wouldn't have been so foolish & impulsive if I'd realized that I would have to live so long with the consequences.

All I can do now is the best I can, given where I am & what I have.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Never Surprised

There are 3 phenomena that never surprise me:

  • Stupidity
  • Cruelty
  • Weather
In a certain sense, they are, in fact, all the same thing.