i want to ask the happiest person in the world whether it was worth it, all the sacrifices he made … More


it sounded old— “deserve.” (old-and-tired-and-beaten-to-death). deserve. —now: it seemed to him that  he-was-always-saying-or-thinking   that  he-didn’t-deserve-some-bad-luck-or-some-bad-treatment   from others. (he’d told Guitar that … More

let me be

“dear god,” she prayed, “let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. let me be gay; … More

men into blocks

if you take a flat map and move wooden blocks upon it strategically, the thing looks well, the blocks behave … More

beauty & spells.

she was fascinated with [words] to her, [words] were things of beauty,

blue elephants

when you’re a kid, you color with reckless abandon.  // you color outside the lines. // you color however you … More

not anyone who says

not anyone who says, “i’m going to be careful and smart in matters of love,” who says, “i’m going to … More

emblaze academy

There are currently 6,650 students on charter school waitlists in the South Bronx, a community in which fewer than one … More

you will eat

you will eat, you will laugh at stupid things, you will stay up all night just to see what it … More

let us all unite

i’m sorry, but i don’t want to be an emperor. that’s not my business. i don’t want to rule or … More

compassion asks

compassion asks us to look into our own hearts, discover what gives us pain, » and then refuse « under any circumstance … More


everyone now and again wonders about those questions that have no ready answers: first cause, god’s existence, what happens when … More


there are moments that cry out to be fulfilled. like, telling someone you love them. or giving your money away, … More

today we’ll change tomorrow

fear and suffering

he who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears × michel de montaigne ×

to achieve great things

to achieve great things, two things are needed: °¹ a plan °² and not quite enough time × leonard bernstein ×

the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams & your willingness to work … More

and refute it

if i were running a school, i’d have one standing assignment that would begin in the first grade and go … More