The Sunday Rumpus Essay: What Do You Bring Pauline? – The

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Our families are supposed to model how we build intimacy. But they also model how we feel alone: our experience of loneliness in our families becomes a proxy for the way we feel lonesome in the world.

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qotd February 14, 2015


There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.

Terry Pratchett



“I’m convinced that fear is at the root of most bad writing.”

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Cathy. 1957 — 2015

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English: Dr. E.O. Wilson addresses the audienc...

English: Dr. E.O. Wilson addresses the audience at the dedication of the E.O. Wilson Biophilia center at Nokuse Plantation in Walton County Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In fact, I’m not an atheist—I’m a scientist. Atheism is the belief that there is no god, and you declare there is no god: “Come, my fellow atheists, let us march together and conquer those idiots who think there is a god—all these other tribes. We’re going to prevail.”

I would even say I’m agnostic because I’m a scientist. Being an agnostic means saying, dogmatically, that we will never be able to know, so give it up.

via E.O. Wilson on the meaning of human existence: Warnings about Earth’s future and religious faith..

Advice: Stop it!


Some advice from Bob Newhart that my friend Ann just gave me, in re: worrying about my writing —