What I'm Readng

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> “Be sick and tired of yesterday’s self”—Basho, as rendered by Jeff Robbins on basho4humanity. — Pico Iyer (@PicoIyer) January 30, 2019 [https://twitter.com/PicoIyer/status/1090630030470766592?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw] Nothing


> @cbcradioq [https://twitter.com/cbcradioq] My #culturalresolution [https://twitter.com/hashtag/culturalresolution?src=hash] is to handwrite & mail a letter a week!📝📬💌 #loveletters [https://twitter.com/hashtag/loveletters?src=hash] #YouveGotMail [https://twitter.


Just got started on Ted Merwin's Pastrami on Rye, and already I've run across this passage on the importance of delicatessens— > It is difficult to overestimate the importance of the delicatessen—what the

Ted Cruz as Cicero?

The headline at The New Yorker—Obama, Cruz, and Catiline [http://www.newyorker.com/news/amy-davidson/obama-cruz-catiline]—really got me. I labored over the Catiline orations in high school, and I've actually got

The More Things Change...

> “I can’t stand it to think my life is going so fast and I’m not really living it.” > —Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises I wonder how this [http://poetsandwriters.tumblr.


I spotted two suggestions for end-of-year reflection today. In The New York Times, Ross Douthat's op-ed column, Confessions of a Columnist [http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/29/opinion/sunday/douthat-confessions-of-a-columnist.html?smid=