What’s a fogou, I hear you ask. It’s an ancient Cornish subterranean dry-stone structure of unknown purpose. The purpose of this fogou, however, is to serve as a repository for fascinating, heart-warming, surprising, illuminating, or cringe-worthy stories I stumble upon during forays in the land of the internet. This is also the place where I will post quotes from the novels and short stories I read.

I borrowed the idea from the writer Leah Libresco, who has a space on her website titled “Wunderkammer,” archiving block quotes with a link to the source, with minimal commentary from her.

How to have an impossible conversation

Attending to the national soul

Some fairy tales may be more than 6,000 years old

Mindfulness as a symptom

The journey changes you