Today’s Solutions: July 25, 2024

Mirrors would do well to refle

Mirrors would do well to reflect a little longer before sending back images.

James Geary | Sept/Oct 2009 issue Every polished surface conceals a mirror. Whatever shines—the blade of a knife, the curve of another person's eye—is intent on reflection. Desperate for attention, these things seem to think the best way to get it is to display us to ourselves. Why else would Read More...

The weakest link in the chain

The weakest link in the chain is also the strongest

An aphorism by James Geary, author of The World in a Phrase and Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists. James Geary | June/July 2009 issue A loose thread protruding from my favorite sweater. So this is what everything hangs by; this is what holds it all together. A thread can never relax; it Read More...

A buried past lives undergroun

A buried past lives underground

An aphorism by James Geary, author of The World in a Phrase and Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists. James Geary | March 2009 issue A river flows under my street. A long time ago, it ran on the surface, when this place was an open field, dotted with ponds. Then, somewhere along the line, Read More...