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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Library cull. The words sound innocent enough, I guess, with connotations of strengthening the herd, trimming away dead tissue to create a stronger organism. But it’s a different situation in practice. I found that out today, as Mondoville engaged in … Continue reading
Why are they called entitlements? Because people feel entitled to them whether they need them or not. But no, the welfare state has no deleterious effects on character.
… when I saw this quote from an article on French reactions to the Strauss-Kahn rape hearing. Eva Joly, described as a “famed former prosecutor-judge”(!), said: “Americans don’t differentiate between the director of the International Monetary Fund and any other … Continue reading
…to support a GOP underdog, are you bearing the mark of Cain? Just wondering.
I’ve made no secret of my affection for crime novels and film noir, and so it’s no surprise that when I see Otto Penzler mentioned by a facebook friend, I check it out. that brought me to this nifty little … Continue reading
… and one of them is that sometimes they turn me on to cool stuff. The latest case of this was when one of my frosh wrote a research paper on Naomi Novik‘s Temeraire series, the first two of which … Continue reading