May 16, 2005


    Zooey rinsed his razor. "Who in hell is Lane?" he asked. Unmistakably, it was the question of a still very young man who, now and then, is not inclined to admit that he knows the first names of certain people.
J.D. Salinger: Zooey

January 26, 2005

Thanks, Herr Professor!

I detest the word "blog." It sounds like the noise a bulimic makes after a hearty meal.

NYU journalism professor Adam L. Penenberg in Wired

January 08, 2005

Stop the Laughter!

"All my work says, be serious, be passionate, wake up."

Susan Sontag (1933-2004)

(The title of this entry, by the way, is a quote from Jacques Lacan in one of his seminars, which I always liked.)

December 30, 2004

"Every summer Lin Kong returned

"Every summer Lin Kong returned to Goose Village to divorce his wife, Shuyu."

Ha Jin: Waiting