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The flight, in a too-small jet, dodging thunderstorms, cured Pip of any desire for future air travel. She expected death the whole way. What was interesting was how quickly she then forgot about it, like a dog to whom death was literally unimaginable .

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Kanye West And Jonathan Franzen: A Beautiful, Dark, Twisted ... Freedom

Now that Kanye West’s My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy and Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom have both had the pristine shine of newness wear off, I think we can look back on both pieces to accurately judge their impact and what these works say about the artists who created them.  1,361 more words


It’s good to have friends in life. If you want to have friends, you have to remember that nobody’s perfect.

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen


Me, Jonathan Frazen, and Miniver Cheevy

Nothing original here from me, but I could not agree more with Frazen’s take on what’s wrong with the world today (and his nostalgia).  The world is so full of intellectual and spiritual poverty, and the public is so cowed by corporations and the apparatus of national security, that ameliorating things is difficult. 6,585 more words

Jonathan Frazen

Freedom and Goldenrod

A month ago, I wrote about atonement, asking my daughter Jessica to go for a walk and making amends. That conversation, rescheduled due to Jessica’s sick cat and other obligations, happened this past weekend. 499 more words