Daily Archive: December 14, 2011


If I were a carpenter.

Ta-Nehisi Coats: [W]e are, in the main, ordinary people living in plush times. We are smart enough to get by, responsible enough to raise a couple of kids, thrifty to sock away for a...


Yes, Amazon Is Evil, But Probably Not That Evil

A friend pointed me to this op-ed by Richard Russo in the New York Times about Amazon’s latest tactic to establish itself as the sole source for buying… well, everything, to be honest. Basically,...


The Saga of the Whiteville Water Tower Continues

Following up on a story I discussed in October and again in November, concerning a Latin cross atop a municipal water tower in the Western Tennessee town of Whiteville, the Freedom From Religion Foundation...