“Captain of Her Soul,” by Ratchel Aviv. The New Yorker, 7/25/2016.
Posting “Motto Mystery Solved (Almost),” 5/29/2007.
The Roman philosopher Seneca, author of our school motto, “To teach the art of living well,” ended each day by reflecting on his misdeeds, then saying to himself, “This time I pardon you.”
Good idea for many of us, but he was younger than me when he followed that routine. I’m too old for misdeeds.
(Seneca never reached my age now—see posting. He got caught up in Roman politics and was forced into suicide, which went badly. So much for the art of living well, I kid you not.)