The evangelical impulse possesses people in the middle of the country, who offer advice as easily as a section of the paper. The rednecks, the hippies, all the demographics are so quick to tell you how you’re supposed to live, that I dismiss all such attempts without consideration. It’s incessant. In my experience, the more a person tries to fix you or guide you, the less they know about the world. Worldliness breeds ambiguity, not doctrine.

— Asher's Maxim 280

Asher Black

Asher Black is a former literary and review editor who writes, thinks, reads, listens, and is interested in the interior darkness of the soul.

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