Daily Archive: May 11, 2012


The Teenage Heroics of John Howard Griffin

“1. When I was 15, I was taking the El late at night in Chicago. While I was waiting, I saw two very young children, a boy (about 6) and a girl (about 4),...


Friday Night Jukebox: Fight Test

From the best album of pop music I expect to see in my lifetime, the Flaming Lips’ Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Been on my mind for all kinds of personal reasons, maybe obvious....



There was a quote from some political pundit a few years ago that talked about the price of being president. I am paraphrasing here but the point was basically that we, as Americans, elect...


Playing music with children

This pretty much sums up every time I try to play guitar while my children are around. My daughter is almost five and my son almost two, and their musical tastes tend to be...


Gestures In Futility, 112th Congress Edition

This is a post about separation of powers and the proper scope and exercise of Presidential authority, Congress’ ability to attempt to direct the exercise of that authority, and a strange attempt by Congress...

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