Monthly Archive: November 2013


So… what are you playing?

On Discernment

So you think you were put on this earth for a reason. Now what?


So… what’s on your docket?

Introducing the Virtual Musical Advent Calendar!

This year I’ve decided to do a virtual Advent Calendar celebrating the music of the season. Consider this post that calendar’s gaudy, brightly-colored wrapping.


We’ll be recapping here next week.

And Now For Something Complete Different

And so it was that last fall, after watching Master and Commander for the 26th or 27th time, that I grabbed my Oster clippers and run it up and down my chin, leaving me with a nice set of chops myself. Then I snapped a “selfie” and posted it to twitter with the text “Eat your heart out @jamespoulos”.


No.  Nope.  Absolutely not.  I’m sorry, Faith Christian Academy of Orlando, expulsion is exactly the wrong way to respond to the harassment of a student.

California! No Bonds For You!

Part VII of my continuing intermittent series of posts publicly worrying about California lighting its money on fire with a high-speed rail construction project.

Working on Holidays is Rarely a Choice

Defending the right of employees to choose to work holidays like Thanksgiving threatens to ignore the fact that, for many, choice never factors into it.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Bar Applications

A few thoughts on recovering one’s reputation for good moral character from very public past misdeeds. There should both a skeptical eye cast towards those who have been dishonest in the past and room for redemption from mistakes made in the past — but when does the latter overcome the former? Is it enough to have stayed out of trouble?


Tod discusses the second episode of Season Two.