Chapter Nine of Peace Like a River — the best novel of the first quarter century of the millennia and yes, I know there are
Did not know this until just now but a few weeks ago was World Tuberculosis Day, which honors the date the TB bacterium was discovered
Silence is the real. Words lie on top. + To be alone with the Alone He drapes himself in silence Art, too, is the fruit
A report from the lab — She’ll talk sometimes, make an endless series of noises with inflections and rhythm and pauses. Or she’ll just scream
Don’t ask me for grace. Not because I don’t want you to have it, for I certainly do. But I can’t give it to you.
Premise: If a story, then a storyteller. Premise: A story. Conclusion: A storyteller.
Memes are perfect for the extremely limited things they can do. Or as my Da usedta say, prolly swiping from mid-20th century comedian Benny Youngman
Thomas Merton was asked once to contribute to a book on success — specifically a statement of how he’d achieved it in his own life.