POETRY WEDNESDAY, ALMOST: From the T'ang dynasty. Just because.The autumn leaves are falling like rain.[clipped] … [Read more...]


NEW BLOG: LIBERTY AND VIRTUE. "A person who experiences same sex attraction and who endeavors to live chastely in accordance with his religious beliefs keeps an eye out for examples of gay activists' (1) showing intolerance and hatred of traditional religious and moral beliefs and believers, (2) attempting to deny freedom of speech, assembly and religion to others, and (3) trying to cause the government to impose liberal views on sexual morality on society. Other stuff of interest to blogger may … [Read more...]


AAAAAUUUUUUGGGGHHHHH!!!! Finish your daggone book soon, you hear? … [Read more...]


LITTLE MISS EVIL. More great movie lines from Relapsed Catholic. … [Read more...]


LECTURE? I HARDLY KNOW HER! (Oh, man... sorry. Sometimes I just can't help myself. Anyway...) So over the turkey, my family got to talking about the structure of college classes, and it made me realize that my actual college experience was definitely out of line with my instincts. Basically, if you described a seminar and a lecture to me and asked which one I'd get more out of, I'd guess the seminar; and yet in real reality, most of the courses I loved were lectures. How come? I'm not entirely … [Read more...]


"THE CLASSICS IN THE SLUMS": Phenomenal, must-read article on the love of literature, from the 19th-c. English working class to contemporary American drug addicts. This is a great piece. … [Read more...]


WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS? NOT MUCH, THANKS FOR ASKING! ...Kansas's economy has actually outpaced the nation's for years now. Throughout the 1990s and the first part of this new decade, Kansas had a lower unemployment rate than the U.S. economy as a whole. In fact, when the country's unemployment rate dipped below 5 percent from 1997 to 2001, Kansas's fell under 4 percent--a level so low that economists basically consider it full employment. Overall, the state's economy added 256,000 new … [Read more...]