Well, another month has all but slipped away. Make that: another year. My year, that is—the reckoning that began when I stuck my head out of my mother’s belly and thought: “Crap, it’s bright out here!” Moments later, a new thought: “Crap, it’s cold, too!” Actually, the story goes that I had to be dragged […]
It’s true: I try to be concise. Sometimes this has worked out well. For instance, a favorite professor once wrote on a paper of mine: “Short, sweet, to the point.” On the other hand, my current boss continually presses me to flesh out what he calls my “orphic utterances.” Well, here’s what Marianne Moore had […]
Leave aside the Bush administration’s abuses that have captured our attention recently. It turns out anyone can get ahold of your phone records—and at a pretty affordable price, too. (Kos has more here).
Here’s a sig that resonates: In the future, everyone will have a blog, and none of them will be read. My unread blog will be Symmachus. (Found it over at Daily Kos—a phenomenally widely read blog.)
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