nascar“Stand by for shit to get stupid.” Generation Kill (Berkley Publishing, 2004)

There are a lot of reasons to be angry.

The injustices in our society seem to grow each day. But nothing is gained when we lose control of ourselves.

How often people throw their lives away in an instant by being stupid.

We need to struggle to get hold of ourselves, to be just — within the pattern of life.

If we do, our prayers will be heard, our life will be coherent, and we will be more likely to do the right thing.

Photograph: Stephen Wise