Breaking a 4-day fast. Two Observations on Epistemology and Ethics. March-5th Diary.

I broke my fast today during Dinner; I’ve fasted for exactly 4 days. I planned for 5 but it is Friday and I had family obligations to attend for.  Observations:  a) I could smell food when no smell was present. E.g., fried rice, braised pork, stir-fried vegetables. b) Reading became much more difficult because of … Continue reading Breaking a 4-day fast. Two Observations on Epistemology and Ethics. March-5th Diary.

Diary Feb.20. Buddhism, David Foster Wallace, Crime and Punishment, and the Sea

2-20 It was a fine day. I finished an Arendt, read some Dostoevsky, some Blake, some CaoXueQing. The Story of A Rock is a great work, but it is really a bit long; although it is always these long volumes that change one’s life. Reading these really long things is like entering a cult. It … Continue reading Diary Feb.20. Buddhism, David Foster Wallace, Crime and Punishment, and the Sea

(Inspired by Waiting for Godot) Waiting for the Apple Pencil

This is for a bit of fun and a bit of laughs. Named after Samuel Beckett's famous play and inspired by the many times in which my sister loses her Apple Pencil. Waiting For Godot Albert: Brother of Suzanne. Age: 16-18. Tall, rather slim.  Suzanne: Sister of Albert. Age: 10-12. Prepubescently naive.  Cashier: Maintains a … Continue reading (Inspired by Waiting for Godot) Waiting for the Apple Pencil

Othello

Shakespeare has always been an intimidating figure, a writer whom one praise but do not read. Finally I have urged myself to visit Shakespeare. It was not easy. It felt like a leap of faith. I did not know what was on the other side of the door, for all I know, it could well … Continue reading Othello