Ricky Jay has died at age 72.
Thomas Jefferson disagreed with Blackstone’s notion that “Christianity is part of the common law.” Legal jurist St. George Tucker may have provided an Enlightenment alternative to Jefferson’s notion while revising Blackstone for America.
Your Ordinary World for 26 Nov 2018 with links about healthcare, community, AOC, regulating Big Tech, a different take on red state/blue state, China’s revisionist history, and the death of charity walk-a-thons.
Anything today? No?
Ordinary Sunday Brunch with Sunday Morning cultural links to stories about music, art, history, and food to read, share, and discuss.
With President Trump increasingly under fire and continually thwarted in his executive actions in court, administration officials like Mattis saying “strictly according to the law,” will be more important to the country than ever.
Kids are so expensive!
I finally figured out how to whittle my Steam Wishlist down to under 50ish games. (No, not by buying stuff.)
A logic problem about baseball: best of all possible worlds.
For today, the first day after Thanksgiving, we’re going cold turkey. Got the shakes yet?
Linky Friday, Ordinary Times’ end of week tradition of bringing you stories from across the web and around the world. This week, the spectacle of Black Friday to read, share, and discuss.
Wanting a beer in a bubble gum world.
Just like with real Thanksgiving, the food part is way more important than the gratitude part.
Your Ordinary World Thanksgiving links, on history, myths, food, and all the things that make for a holiday. Read, share, and enjoy.
Awww, cute kitty!
From us and ourn to you and yourn: Happy, Happy Thanksgiving.
Unless you’re in Canada.
The complicated relationship between the Batman, the ‘woman, and the ‘girl.
Your Wednesday Writs for 11/21 with links to legal and law stories such as case of the week, bad lawyers, dumb crooks, and Missouri laws on drastic measures to deal with runaway bulls.
Disturbing the show.
Coursera is a great way to learn, but unreliable as a credential for someone’s learning.
Who are the biggest Turkeys of 2018? Who are the best of 2018? Let’s find out.
Tech Tuesday from our friend Oscar Gordon, bringing Ordinary Times all the latest in science, technology, innovation, and design.
His biggest fan.
The time to take a serious look at improving the meat production process is now.
An excursion into the outskirts of Trump Country.
Your Ordinary World for 19 Nov 2018 with Education links from Scott J. Davies covering everything from education, learning, school choice, social and emotional learning, higher ed enrollment, and more. Read, share, and discuss.
A story of a time when newspapers had short stories…
This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it.
Ordinary Sunday Brunch is Ordinary Times cultural quick links for you enjoyment. This week; music, art, history, and food, to read, share, and discuss.
Right between the shoulder blades.
Teenager gets bit by a radioactive writing bug and becomes the real OG.
“D’you like Jinny?”
Microsoft has purchased two of the best RPG makers in the business. What does this mean?
A look at the election past.