Facts are simple, essential and indifferent. Opinions are clamorous, contradictory and attention-seeking.
Where were you before you woke up this morning. Of course, we know where your body was—that speck of a thing lying on a mattress. But where were you?
“They” and “them” are increasingly used as gender-neutral pronouns in the singular sense. For example: “Male and female he made them; and blessed them and called their name Adam in the day when they were created.” We’re compelled to say the future looks androgynous.
Replacing negative thinking with positive thinking is like seeking relief from the South Pole by travelling to the North Pole. Less thinking is the better bet. How much less? Oh, say 80 percent.
The good news is bad news first. That’s why, when misfortune comes, we must open our door to the black-robed stranger, motion him in and welcome him to a place by the fire.