What is going on? I’m not drunk, it’s not three in the morning, and I’m not in college, so why am I ordering pizza for dinner?
For a million dollars
Here’s a challenge! Try to see the potential in someone/something without first realising their shortcomings.
Here is a great interview that the Paris Review conducted with Ray Bradbury! It is full of paragraphs that you read once or twice or thrice before cautiously but feverishly copying it verbatim on a Post-It that you slap somewhere in your field of vision for everyday veneration, like a creed or a chant or a prayer. INTERVIEWER What about Proust, Joyce, Flaubert, Nabokov—writers who tend to think...
i. When the proverbial Abrahamic god shuts one door, he opens a floodgate: the Kindle will forestall your efforts to amass a library, but cultivate an expensive graphic novel habit, and you may as well have never bought the thing. ii. It’s endearing when an item teetering on the verge of the archaic—in the case above, paper—makes an effort to remain in your life, but when you...