VOLTAIRE WAS RIGHT. Every death is a catastrophe. Eighty thousand deaths--that is a catastrophe I can't even start to picture or apprehend. Eighty thousand claims against the property-owner, God.Voltaire assumed we would be horrified by human deaths; and so he asked why we were created. Are we born just to die? What plan can this devastation imply?To me the question works the other way. Why is this horrific? Because we are each, even when we do not know each other, worthy of love. Because we … [Read more...]

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POWER/FREEDOM: DEUS LO VOLT. Anthropomorfic. Lame. 360 words. Unrealistic in the extreme. Sorry. Setting up things I'll use in later stories, but, in itself, just kind of there. Anyway, here. … [Read more...]

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LYING IN THE GUTTERS, LOOKING AT THE STARS: Comics reviews. (In the Shadow of No Towers, The Golem's Mighty Swing, and Y: The Last Man v. 1 to be reviewed soonish.)Daredevil v. 10: The Widow. Ooh, more on Daredevil's marriage, plus some neat stuff with the Black Widow, whom I'd pretty much ignored when she appeared fleetingly in other comics I've read. Here, she's fun, and Alex Maleev draws her really well. She looks Russian, at least to my uncultured eyes. (Maybe that's a low bar. Whatever. … [Read more...]

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Every appealing soubrette Reminds him of passionate blogwatches...Agenda Bender on certain passionate failures of Susan Sontag.Beaucoup Kevin has a contest I want to win. "I'm giving away a copy of Julius from Oni press. A re-imagining of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar set in the London criminal community, this was one of my favorite graphic novels of the last year and you can get my spare copy by telling me, in 35 words or less, what your favorite comics moment of 2004 was and why." I will be … [Read more...]

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IRAQI REFUGEES RETURNING HOME. Via The Corner. … [Read more...]

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EARTHQUAKE RELIEF LINKS: Here and here. Via Unqualified Offerings and the Volokh Conspiracy.also here, here … [Read more...]

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Cold and raw the north did blow, Out on a blogwatch early...Agenda Bender: I don't rightly know how to describe this. I only know that I laughed, a lot. (Not really sure how his permalinks work. It's the post that starts, "Twas the night before Christmas...")Dappled Things: To the eyes of the world, that dark night, the infant would have seemed nothing remarkable, but with eyes of faith the shepherds recognized Him as their Messiah and Lord. Humility and faith -- the same gifts that enable … [Read more...]

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