"Every single time he and Jess went out, she had to do an emergency stop. Somewhere deep inside, he believed this was on purpose. He got so sick of her same-old-same-old behaviors. What had started out as a nice Sunday afternoon drive was now a frantic search for a crappy roadside pit stop. Sometimes he wondered why he stayed with this woman." . . .
Hope and Despair in the Latter Days: Reflections on a Trip to Los Angeles
"How can we be so at odds with each other over race and class and philosophy and religion? How is it not enough that the earth sustains us, that we work and play and live and die under the same sky and stars? How is it not possible for us to live as ONE HUMANITY?" . . .