“Local Hero.” Cult classic. Greatest soundtrack ever (Mark Knopfler)
—A friend said that if things don’t get better, we should get our hands on some real estate and live together, for the same reason so many people describe college as “the best years of our lives” — for the comfort and stimulation of life in a community.I cringed. I tried this once, right after…
Advice for Future Corpses (And Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying.
Glenn Gould: The Goldberg Variations
Taylor Branch, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning America in the King Years trilogy, presents selections from his monumental work that recount the essential moments of the Civil Rights Movement. Jesse Kornbluth reviews here.
Jesse Kornbluth thinks character and hard work are great and all, but this essay is about women (oh, and drugs too).
Your kid starts with an idea that’s all her/his own. Then she/he works at it until it gleams like a gold medal. And then it’s off to college, where more writing awaits…
But…. if you read it, you’ll understand why.
Allbirds? No one I know wears them.
In a poem, Hall defines what life demands: “Work, love, build a house, and die. But build a house.”
What haunts us.
July 4, 2018.
Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy