I had a friend in graduate school who sickened and died before he could complete his degree. He was frail … More
In Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook the narrator castigates novels which amount to no more than “journalism,” when they should … More
Former poet laureate Donald Hall wrote the collection published as Essays After Eighty for what might seem, at first glance, … More
We’re born stupid. Unless we do something about our stupidity, we grow massively more stupid relative to the time in … More
The light in my bathroom, where every day I read for a while in the bath, recently broke. So I … More
Why death is the transcendental condition for boredom.