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3/26/10 / Eisenberg

Kundera on tears in Life is Elsewhere …that was wonderful; that was something that had never before happened to him, a woman crying for love of him; for him tears were the solution into which a man is dissolved when he is discontented with merely being a man and desires to free himself from the [...]

3/25/10 / Chorus

Kundera on poets and poetry in Life is Elsewhere Poetry is a domain in which all assertions become true. Yesterday the poet said: “Life is as useless as tears,” today he says: “Life is as joyous as laughter,” and he is right both times. Today he says” “Everything ends and gives way to silence,” and [...]

Living in the city and working a corporate job

Living in the city Working in a cushy office for a big corporation Working 60 hours a week Getting drunk on weekends Going out dancing and picking up strangers Having sex with casual partners Spending Sunday with a hangover Starting another work-week Monday This is city life for many college-educated bachelors with 9-to-9 corporate jobs. [...]

On being celebrity

I admire celebrities. They have to tolerate people talking about them, behind their backs, in gossip columns and online, saying good, bad, or downright mean things. It takes a certain fortitude of spirit I think, and honestly I don’t know if I possess it. But then I think: are all celebrities really that self-aware and [...]

On taking more than we need

I hear the body pisses out whatever extra vitamins and minerals it ingests that it doesn’t need. I also read a few months ago about a study of an ape species that revealed that they only take what they need in the way of food, even if more is available to them. Why can’t we [...]

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