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The Artist as Judge

Some months ago, I wrote of Marilynne Robinson that, Regardless of her political preferences, her worldview, in its starkly Calvinist way, and insofar as it’s expressed in those novels and Absence of Mind, is conservative in a way that goes far beyond the political. I further claimed that her novels Gilead and Home were “at…

Enhanced Pat-Down

My deposition ended in just enough time for me to catch an earlier flight back home than scheduled. But my suit today has all the metal parts: suspenders and tie bar and cuff links so I set off the metal detector. That meant I could either wrestle out of my suspenders or get a pat…

Thoughts From Travelworld

It’s odd, really, how much travel I’ve been doing recently. I went nearly a year without any business travel and now it seems like every other day I’m away from home, in a hotel or on an airplane, I even got some yacht stories traveling around which you can visit this blog to read. As…

Man’s Best Friend

Chad Love over at Field & Stream was in a used book shop and found a hunting-related book. As he was making his purchase he found this note on the inside cover: Dear George Jr, May be you won’t understand all this book just now, but you’ll understand enough for now and that is: Start…

Poll!

Just finished the Game Theory midterm (I did just fine).  I have the rest of the day off.  It’s 30 minutes on the road to get back to Chez C. In honor of Mr. Thompson’s excellent suggestion, here is a harmless post: tell me what to have as my post-examination cocktail when I get home.…

Home

“Something that has long perplexed me is how Americans have persuaded themselves that an important part of their freedom is to be measured by the degree of non-interference of their neighbors in their lives and the distance–psychological and social–they have achieved from other people.  […]  Related to this measure of freedom is the desire for mobility and the hoped-for…