Posts tagged “despair”

  1. I found this article about why we'll probably never be able to escape earth in a fleet of chrome-y, salvific starships to be beautifully written and surprisingly moving! Won't you join me in the reading of it?

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  2. Like me, you have a great deal of trouble frying eggs, but are not currently in the market for egg-frying advice. (I am not in the market for egg-frying advice; I am too contrary by half for it at the moment, probably due to a lack of choline.) They dribble out into enormous white pancakes no matter how hot you make the flame, and no matter how many wee saucers you crack the eggs into…

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  3. Once there was a little bunny who wanted to run away. So he said to his mother, “I am running away.” This was his first mistake. “If you run away,” said his mother, “I will run after you. I would swallow my own heart before I let you escape." “If you run after me,” said the little bunny, “I will become a fish in a trout stream and I will swim away from you.” The little…

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  4. Here is the same story about faith and resignation told three ways: once from Søren Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling, once from the legend of Trusty John, and once from the season-six Simpsons' episode "Bart's Comet."

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