Archive for September, 2017

Bertrand Russell

« 30 September 2017 | 22:09 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Dear Sir Oswald, Thank you for your letter and for your enclosures. I have given some thought to our recent correspondence. It is always difficult to decide on how to respond to people whose ethos is so alien and, in fact, repellent to one’s own. It is not that I take exception to the general […]

William Stafford

« 29 September 2017 | 7:45 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Vacation One scene as I bow to pour her coffee:- Three Indians in the scouring drouth Huddle at the grave scooped in the gravel, Lean to the wind as our train goes by. Someone is gone. There is dust on everything in Nevada. I pour the cream.

Robert Hayden

« 17 September 2017 | 20:15 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Those Winter Sundays Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold, then with cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday weather made banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him. I’d wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking. When the rooms were warm, he’d call, […]

Marquis de Favras

« 16 September 2017 | 12:40 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Last words after reading his death sentence before being hanged I see that you have made 3 spelling mistakes.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

« 4 September 2017 | 20:25 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Risk as Virtue Finally, when young people who “want to help mankind” come to me, asking: “What should I do? I want to reduce poverty, save the world” and similar noble aspirations at the macro-level. My suggestion is: 1) never engage in virtue signaling; 2) never engage in rent seeking; 3) you must start a […]