Thursday, January 31, 2019

Never Was Otherwise

“Martin knew nothing about America, or he would have known perfectly well that if its individual citizens, to a man, are to be believed, it always is depressed, and always is stagnated, and always is at an alarming crisis, and never was otherwise; though as a body, they are ready to make oath upon the Evangelists at any hour of the day or night, that it is the most thriving and prosperous of all countries on the habitable globe.”

― Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit (1842)

Monday, January 28, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Nor Is He Early

He comes precisely when he means to.

Saturday, January 12, 2019