Lemony Snicket: (narrating) When you are invited to dine, particularly with people you do not know very well, it always helps to have a conversational opener, a phrase which here […]
I’m sure one reason that so many Greek myths deal with terrifying, powerful women — Medea, Electra, the Erinyes, the Bacchae, — is that at some point in the misty […]
A philistine is a full-grown person whose interests are of a material and commonplace nature, and whose mentality is formed of the stock ideas and conventional ideals of his or […]
“But if they’re so successful, why haven’t parasites taken over the world? The answer is simple: they have. We just haven’t noticed. That’s because successful parasites don’t kill us; they […]
We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as […]
I loved the theaters, and even though I was hungry, I never spent money for food.
My dad was a good man. A kind man… I…loved him for what he did. He’d foster independence, showed us the value of education, and taught us to be curious […]
Painted on one side of our Sunday school wall were the words, God is Love. We always assumed that these three words were spoken directly to the four of us […]
I had never dreamed of being a soldier; I had never fired a gun. I was not, nor ever had been, a fighter of any sort, but even so, I […]
Most kinds of aggressive behavior among members of the same species are responsive to crowding in the environment.