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Richard Lovelace (1618-57) is best known for his “To Althea, from Prison” (“Stone walls do not a prison make,/ Nor iron bars a cage”) and “To Lucasta, Going to the Wars” (“I could not love thee dear, so much/ Loved … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, as the Mad Dog and I were talking after the Spawn’s graduation, and after everyone else had gone to bed, I told him that I’m seriously considering withdrawing from the political world altogether, to the extent … Continue reading
Geoffrey Downes reports that his friend and frequent bandmate, bassist Chris Squire of Yes, has died, some months after a diagnosis of cancer. He was 65. Utterly devastated beyond words to have to report the sad news of the passing … Continue reading
As I mentioned earlier today, I had to spend this afternoon looking at freshman essays, in order to determine whether the kids seem ready for our standard comp course. I did this as part of one of our Freshman Orientation sessions, … Continue reading
One of the things I thought was cool when my family moved to the Cincinnati area was the fact that a local radio station put out an album of local artists each year. They were called the WEBN Album Projects, … Continue reading
Watching the current conniption in regard to the Confederate Battle Flag, I’m struck by how quickly we have achieved the Moral Panic Theater portion of the process. Although a significant portion of my family’s history can be traced to this … Continue reading