Portrait of François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

One-liners

Arranged in Volleys (10 + 1 as of September 2015)   N.B.: There is a sense in which writing, or trying to write, aphorisms is like sharpening one’s pencil—and we don’t use pencils much anymore. First Volley (The Power of… Read More ›

Tolstoy's grave site

Where are our dreams?

FROM SEQUENCE 2012 July 2012 Five notes stemming from the collapse of the Soviet Union 1.         In June 2012 my son and I spent ten days in Moscow and visiting Yasnaya Polyana, Tolstoy’s estate about one hundred miles to the… Read More ›

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