Words To Live By


J.L. Wall

J.L. Wall is a native Kentuckian in self-imposed exile to the Midwest, where he teaches writing to college students and over-analyzes Leonard Cohen lyrics.

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9 Responses

  1. Avatar Jason Kuznicki says:

    Boegiboe asked me the other day why I permitted myself a caffeine addiction, even though it actually does handicap me on those mornings when I can’t get any coffee or tea. I wish I could have said it this well.Report

  2. Avatar James Hanley says:

    Ah, I read this just as I’m thinking it’s time to get up and make myself my second morning cup, which comes unusually late this morning. If only I could just walk up the street to get a good cup of Arabic-style coffee…Report

  3. Avatar Jon Rowe says:

    Coffee is a health food.Report

  4. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Ugh. If you must drink coffee, drink espresso. Get it over with and behind you as quickly as possible.

    Coffee, like penance, is best having experienced it rather than experiencing it at length.Report

  5. Avatar James Hanley says:

    Jaybird, as a person who believes absolutely in the subjectivity of taste, I must say that you are objectively wrong. Either you have inferior taste buds or you have not received a proper gastronomical and tastalogical education. I fear that next you will criticize beer.Report

  6. Avatar Kevin Kato says:

    And here I’ve been feeding my kids Cheerios and orange juice.Report