All posts tagged “faith

On Quitting Writing (Prose)

“Some novelists, the more commercial novelists, I think, like, John Grisham or somebody, they write outlines because they don’t want to get to that final chapter and go, ‘Oh my God, what the fuck do I do now?’ I trust in, ‘Oh my God, what… Read More

Sentences, Rattling

Some people are bird watchers, others are celebrity watchers; still others are flora and fauna watchers. I belong to the tribe of sentence watchers. Some appreciate fine art; others appreciate fine wines. I appreciate fine sentences. —Stanley Fish, How to Write a Sentence and How… Read More

In Praise of Ancient Faith

Asked if I “believe in God,” I rarely know what to reply. The question, “Do you believe in God?” is not quite so straightforward as it sounds. I’m perfectly comfortable being called an atheist, although that is not quite right. I’m quite amenable to, say, the… Read More