Thomas Szasz was both a controversial figure and a remarkable generator of thoughtful quotes. Here’s one for today: “In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the humankingdom, define or be defined.” Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin
Do you think that Rob Bywater knows that every Monday there is a professional football column produced by Peter King (a tireless Trump advocate) and Sports Illustrated? And at the end of that weekly 10,000-word column about professional football there is a weekly haiku? Maybe if Rob knew these things, he’d start writing sonnets.
There’s a riddle from the 50’s that seems appropriate here. A traveling salesman (gender-specific references apparently were common in mid-century American riddles) arrived in a town he’d never visited. Before meeting with prospective customers he decided he needed a haircut. He discovered that there were two barbers available. One shop was immaculate and the barber […]