The Big Short — all the rage 

Brevity is best, said my history professor years ago.

And it stuck. Not that I always follow this sage advice. In fact, there is nothing wrong with an accumulative sentence — it all depends on audience, and purpose.


My history professor’s belief appears prescient, especially our contemporary appetite for Tweets and sound bites; coupled with an apparent, but specious, belief we no longer have time to read.

My favorite writer or snippets or aphorisms is Baltasar Gracián, and his book The Pocket Oracle.

Most mornings, I begin my writing session reading from The Pocket Oracle

Sarah Manguso’s condensed wisdom is a salve in our age of alternative facts.

Source: The Big Short | New Republic