There’s an honesty to the Trump era: For the first time, we’re realizing there really is no one in charge.

This is U2’s best album since Zooropa. This is nuts. I never thought they would do this again. I had given up.

Taylor Swift made a Kanye album, and it’s a really good Kanye album. 😂

“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help.” —Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching

“In our own world as we become more aware of the effects of technology on psychic formation and manifestation, we are losing all confidence in our right to assign guilt. Ancient prehistoric societies regard violent crime as pathetic. The killer is regarded as we do a cancer victim. ‘How terrible it must be to feel like that,’ they say.” —Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media

Something we can be sure of

You don’t get into a romantic relationship to save somebody, or because you don’t want to hurt their feelings. That’s true, right?

(This is not a question connected to my personal life. This is something that occurred to me when I was thinking about a book.)

“Sometimes, through non-action, we can help more than if we do a lot. Like a calm person on a small boat during a storm, just by being there we can change the situation.”