+ But in these questions of bafflement, these nonbelievers miss something central to the fundamentalist experience. That central fact is that, from the point of view of the fundamentalist, this experience, far from being suffocating or encumbering, is a form of complete liberation. The extreme manifestations of observance eminate from a deeper, calmer place where…


Switch (Early)

 + The one thing we know about torture is that it was never designed in the first place to get at the actual truth of anything; it was designed in the darkest days of human history to produce false confessions in order to annihilate political and religious dissidents. And that is how it always works:…


Sunday Song + Switch

When I get back to school, I will keep on the blog more, I promise… The song of the triathlon, Taio Cruz’s Dynamite: & + I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill…


Sunday Song & Monday Switch

Brandon Flowers of The Killers – Crossfire & + He came slightly unstuck in time, saw the late movie backwards, then forwards again. It was a movie about American bombers in the Second World War and the gallant men who flew them. Seen backwards by Billy, the story went like this: American planes, full of…


Switch of a Different Kind

The sidepane and top pane quotes were getting stale, so let’s get spicy. *POOF* Refreshed. Here’s what they used to say:

I never learned from a man who agreed with me.
– Robert A. Heinlein
If you’re not radical, you’re not thinking…
Kevin The Johnston

Rules for Being Human

1.You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period. 2.You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.” 3.There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as…