We are living in an era of screen addiction and capitalist pornography. As a species, we are squandering the exalted gifts of consciousness, losing our capacity to pay attention, to imagine the suffering of others. You are a part of all this. It involves you. This is the hard labor we’re trying to perform: convincing strangers to translate our specks of ink into stories capable of generating rescue.

–Steve Almond, This Won’t Take but a Minute, Honey

I’m pretty sure the only way to get a copy of this book is to pay Steve Almond cash for it. So my advice is to track him down immediately. You won’t be sorry. 

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  1. It is funny to me that so many keep pretending advancements in the technology geared towards making it easier for us to grow lazier is somehow symbolic of how smart we have become. How terrible it will be when the consensus opinion of intelligence will be that knowing something is the same as looking it up on a smart phone. I am terrified for humanity if such a belief comes to be.

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