Monthly Archive: July 2014

The Quiet Revival

Dennis Sanders takes a second look at his infamous hometown.


A mathematical puzzler.

Some Important Perspective

Yes, another parent was arrested for the crime of letting her child play. No, that doesn’t necessarily mean the mindset behind such nonsense is ruling the day.

Crossover America

Will Truman presently drives a crossover SUV from Subaru. So do a lot of people, apparently.

A Vast Silence

The New York Times ran a story that took Burt Likko’s breath away in outrage when he read it last night. But apparently, he’s pretty much the only one.

Gabriel Conroy’s Rules of Work

As the dog days of summer make so many consider career changes, Gabriel Conroy offers a list of rules to keep in mind.

Mix Tape Memories

When I was a freshman in high school, I made friends with a girl in her senior year. Friends is a vast overstatement. Our relationship ranged from her treating me like a beloved pet/kid...

The Peculiar Upper House

If you guess which party holds more “small state” senate seats, you will probably guess wrong. If you think that we’re alone in having a disproportionate senate, you’re also wrong. And yet, our senate is unique in the combination of its power and the sheer scope of its disproportionate representation. Will Truman looks at California, Wyoming, and the peculiarly “undemocratic” upper house of the US government.


Spanish guitars through the ages.


So… what are you reading and/or watching?


Another nephew hits 13. His parents’ grand concession? “T” rated games.