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Monthly Archives: July 2010
In keeping with my band’s first gig in months, I thought I’d pass along links to a bit of what I’ve been listening to of late. Status Quo: Pictures of Matchstick Men. Status Quo soldiered on far longer than anyone … Continue reading
Professor Eva von Dassow of the U of Minnesota is my new heroine. The good people at The Educated Imagination clued me to a lovely three-minute speech Prof. von D. delivered to the U of M Board of Regents. Follow … Continue reading
I started playing drums on borrowed gear when I was in elementary school, and got my first set of my own when I was thirteen. Almost 32 years after that, I’m still playing, in a band that basically does first-generation … Continue reading
The cover of the latest Time magazine is intensely disturbing. It is a portrait of a once-beautiful young woman named Aisha, who had the temerity to flee her abusive in-laws. The local Taliban leader had her nose and ears cut … Continue reading
At the American Enterprise Institute’s journal, The American, there’s a nifty article by Lee Harris on the phenomenon of what he calls “natural libertarians,” those folks who knew they couldn’t stand the idea of someone else owning them, someone else … Continue reading
One of the questions I’ve kicked around in my time here is the value of humanities education these days. One of the answers I’ve run across is that the humanities are a way of opening ourselves up to other lives, … Continue reading