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The Human Is Very Important Right Now

At the soup kitchen where I accidentally volunteered for a couple of years, the following exchange happened more than once. Observing the guests at plastic fold-up tables, a volunteer would whisper what we’d all at some point wondered. “How do they afford it? Who pays for these phones?” Ostensibly low-income, possibly homeless, the guests were […]

A Quick One from Ian McEwan

No one can predict which of life’s vexations insomnia will favor.  Even in daylight, in optimal conditions, one rarely exercises a free choice over what to fret about.”