The Horror of Springtime

In our complicated world of abstractions and specters it is very easy - nay necessary- to compartmentalize the world around us, so that we can understand it and easily think about it.  Take barbecues for example; when we think of them, we don't think of any particular instance of a barbecue we were at, we think of the idyllic image of the great American cookout, with children playing, men cooking and drinking beer - all American beers of course- and everyone talking and laughing and having a … [Read more...]