The Path of Aloneness

Accept everything just the way it is. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. Be detached from desire your whole life. Do not regret what you have done. Never be …

Wear Sunscreen

This piecewas presented as Kurt Vonnegut’s commencement address at MIT in 1997. It’s great stuff, but apparently it wasn’t written or delivered by Vonnegut. It’s still a beautiful piece…  Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’97: Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, …