Scientists are a famously anonymous lot, but few can match in the depths of her perverse and unmerited obscurity the 20th-century mathematical genius Emmy Noether.
|—||John Berger (via suitableforvegans)|
We went out
into the school yard together, me and the boy
whose name and face
I don’t remember. We were testing the range
of the human voice:
he had to shout for all he was worth,
I had to raise an arm
from across the divide to signal back
that the sound had carried.
He called from…
Document for David Foster Wallace’s class entitled “English 183A Your Liberal-Arts $ at Work” in which he points out common grammatical errors.
And but so you should also know: It is sometimes—just sometimes, not always—effective to break the rules.
here is another bone to pick with you
o mother whose bones i worry for scraps,
nobody warned me about daughters;
how they bewitch you into believing
you have thrown off a pot that is yourself
then one night you creep into their rooms and
their faces have hardened into odd flowers
their voices are choosing in foreign elections and
their legs are open to strange unwieldy men.