They just want theirs. That is the culture they have created.
We know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers.
There is often a mismatch between what we see when we look at our children, and what is really there.
We need to return to the culture of thrift that my mother and her generation learned the hard way through years of hardship and deprivation.
When you're close to the money, you get the first cut. Oyster farmers eat lots of oysters, don't they?
Much of the land will be given back to nature. People will enjoy living near a forest or meadow.
Your colleague's husband's sister can make you fat, even if you don't know her.
It's not as if being married means you're any less alone.
I find other people's errors very reassuring. It makes me feel better about my own deficiencies.
Paul Graham asks what living in your city tells you. Living in the north Perimeter area for 6 odd years now has told me that everybody makes way, way more money than I do. It's not inspiring so much as it makes you sympathize with class warfare.