“The balancing act between how much rule-making you like in language and how much you like language to evolve naturally isn’t necessarily the point of the serial comma debate (to me, the reasons to keep it have absolutely nothing to do with tradition and everything to do with actual utility), but that’s where almost any discussion of almost any arcane point invariably winds up. Language is...
The quality of altruism is fundamental, in my opinion, and will fill our daily...
People have this notion of the artist as this solitary genius. I think we need...– Zach Lieberman at the EyeO Festival (via curiositycounts)
love be what it seems, love be what it means This...
Lost in the Meritocracy →
tetw: by Walter Kirn Percentile is destiny in America. Your fate deicded [sic] by a test that measures … what, exactly? Just “aptitude.” Aptitude for showing aptitude, mainly. Nobody told us it wouldn’t be enough.
My father almost named me Josephina. After his father. Instead he gave me the name, “Catleah Jo”, which is nice for me, as it belongs to me. I spent this weekend in what felt like a perpetual Father’s Day celebration. My host is a father to two beautiful little ladies of two and nine years. This morning, the girls and I prepared a beautiful brunch for said dad and...
These Are Made of Leather
Out for a nightcap the night before last, I had the great pleasure of running into my longtime cobbler, Clayton. I have never seen him outside of the shop. This is exciting. The setting is serene, it is well past midnight and there are few other neighborhoodies around. The back outdoor patio is heated and brick, dark-red and glowing. In this light, he looks beautiful. Also, he looks just like...
To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your...– Phyllis Theroux via somehowlou (via petitpoulailler)