I write these columns to remind myself that certain things are true.
April 25, 2013
People, I think, are generally happier in the future tense.
April 12, 2013
The tapping process sucks. I’ve heard folks defend societies writ large, but I’ve never heard anyone defend the protracted, un-transparent and downright mean way societies select their members.
April 4, 2013
Misdemeanors are mildly aggravating when perpetrated by others, but they can stir hurricanes in your soul if you know yourself to be guilty of the same crimes. And when it comes to your parents, matters are even worse.
March 28, 2013
What interests me are the subtle markers of Yalie-ness.
March 7, 2013
So I began to search, within myself, for the gumption to put my hand to the fire. It didn’t come easy; I was afraid I’d sear my fingers.
February 21, 2013
I’m four months short of four years at Yale, and I want to drown in their every instant.
February 7, 2013
It implies that, by letting immigrants in—that is, by letting them realize their supposed dream — Americans are doing them a favor.
January 24, 2013
Sometimes I lose sight of the fact I’m not going to live forever.
December 6, 2012
In Texas we don’t vote for Democrats (not often, that is — we elected Jimmy Carter in 1976, and I guess we’ve been repenting since). […]
November 8, 2012
A fallen tree is a little like a beached whale, or a door off its hinges or the propeller of a wind turbine traveling on […]
November 1, 2012