Consider: "Cynical realism – it is the intelligent man’s best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation."
"It is better to be drunk with loss and to beat the ground, than to let the deeper things gradually escape."
- I. Compton-Burnett, letter to Francis King (1969)
- Aldous Huxley, "Time Must Have a Stop"
"Cynical realism – it is the intelligent man’s best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation."
Much of what appears here is extended and expanded there, and you might like the detailed photographs of the seashells, but you may not.
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I have a visitor for the next few days - my sister, up here in Los Angeles to do some serious shopping. We're talking Barney's and Sax's and Bloomingdale's and the shops on Robertson and at Sunset Plaza - - Nichole Miler and all that. But that's NOT where I need advice.
We just got back from The Grove and I see that on Friday the 20th at the Barnes and Noble down there Bill O'Reilly will be signing his new book and chatting with people. Now this is a short drive down the hill - in my neighborhood. Five minutes away. Should I go? If so, what should I say to him? What should I do?
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It's not about love, but it will do.
This evangelical Christian seems to be ready to God's work.
Well, The Army of God is a curious concept. Steve here thinks he is doing, or was attempting to do, God's will.
Well, that seems fair.
Not unreasonable, I guess.