I'm sorry I forgot to meet any poor people--
I'm sorry I forgot to pay attention
To the bad kind of masculinity
That doesn't result in wealth.
Please join me as I experience self-abasement and other intriguing feelings.
Watch as conservatism’s ugliest turn yet makes me rethink my column.
I can get a little giddy reflecting on all the times I have taken the opportunity
To explain things with history.
But today I must soberly discuss how unfortunate
It is that Trump’s popularity brings to the fore just how many men present
Their misogyny in a way reflects how grossly uneducated
Sarah Miller's previous work for The Toast, including other sestinas by David Brooks, can be found here. Before I talk about you, Ta-Nehisi Coates, I want to say how interesting it is to be white, and what a kick I get out of receiving actual cash money to reflect upon the lives of people. And, although I enjoy my written meditations on all Americans, there’s something extra special about the African-American experience. Your whole…
David Brooks' previous sestina about the road to character can be found here. I think we will all agree that bad relationships cause poverty. Also, not acting like someone in the Jane Jacobs book, and not having a “code.” It is certainly not caused by rich people owning almost every single thing including money that others might potentially need.
Sarah Miller's previous work for The Toast can be found here. So everyone was talking about character and I thought I really should write a book about it soon so I called up my agent and I said “Do you think this is a good idea?” and he said “David, I like all of your ideas, plus, you really understand America.” So I looked out my window at America and I thought about character…
Sarah Miller's previous work for The Toast can be found here. I see someone every once in a while that I would say qualifies as a therapist. I actually call her my guidance counselor because I started seeing her to help me shed stubborn layers of immaturity. About a month ago my guidance counselor told me that I was naïve. She said that I give people credit for being a lot more conscious and…