Archives for Jan 21, 2012 @ 13:22

Prince Fielder and Free Agency

From a well-known source: NEWPORT BEACH, CA—After meeting with his agent Monday to discuss his free agency prospects, Prince Fielder told reporters he was left wondering if he or any man can ever say his agency is truly free. “Free agency suggests I am able to make a choice void of any constraint, but right [Read More…]

One Century from Now

BBC News asked readers for their predictions of life in 100 years time. Futurists Ian Pearson and Patrick Tucker comment. What are your predictions? How will we heat and cool our homes? Will we be using computers? Oceans will be extensively farmed and not just for fish. We will have the ability to communicate through [Read More…]

Saturday Book Review: Joseph Epstein

Joseph Epstein is perhaps America’s most well-known familiar essayist, and I’ve read all of his books — unless I’ve not heard of one or two. Not that it matters except for this: I speak from experience when I say he may be America’s best familiar essayist. The competition, quite frankly, is not intense because there [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings

Chicago Good story from Marko about Michael: “the sunday morning he returned, not one person asked him where he’d been or how he was, or expressed that they’d missed him. a switch flipped, and michael suddenly, in that space (remember: he was a 14 year-old 9th grader at the time), saw that he didn’t belong. [Read More…]