death knocks thrice

Darling, here's the thing: Most of the interesting people died. That's all there is to it.
friend to Justin Sayre, on what the AIDS crisis did to the gay community.
The source, a long Slate piece about the difference between homosexuality and gay culture is some terrific and thoughtful reading.
the best way to solve problems is to create more problems until you are dead

The Cage: A Young Children's Guide to the Biblical Teaching on Hell – McMahon, A Puritan's Mind I remember how much thoughts of hell scared me as a youth.