I wanted to be loved because I was great. I’m nothing. I dishonored it...– Brad Pitt, speaking as father to his oldest son, in the movie Tree of Life. My wife asked me if the Brad Pitt character reminded me of myself. I said yes.
You are a bird in a cage. You were a bird before the cage; you are a bird inside...– My good friend Azhar Usman on the reality of existence.
What is the most sacred space on earth?
(the following was my answer to this exact same question on Quora) The most non-religious sacred space I have ever been in was the pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) at Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn Illinois. 11 months ago, only a couple of days before Christmas, I sat alone in the pediatric ICU after a 3 pound cancerous Wilms Tumor had been removed from my 2 year old...
It happens because institutions lie. And today, our major institutions lie...– More from Charles P. Pierce’s piece on Grantland “The Brutal Truth About Penn State”.
The crimes at Penn State are about the raping of children. That is all they are...– Charles P. Pierce in his Grantland piece “The Brutal Truth About Penn State” Just in case anybody else wants to try and wax eloquent on Penn State, keep this in mind. In fact this is the only thing you need to keep in mind.