Tag Archives: Michael Gerson

Judging Relative Awesomeness

Another professional sport is moving into its playoffs – professional basketball. This involves a seemingly endless number of seven-game series and sometime, in a month or so, someone will come out on top. Not that it matters out here in … Continue reading

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Grand Unifying Theories

Life is sufficiently puzzling that sooner or later one demands an answer to what it’s all about. Of course not everyone demands an answer. William Shenstone famously noted that the world may be divided into people that read, people that … Continue reading

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Moderation Revisited

It wasn’t supposed to be this way – a prolonged cold snap in Los Angeles, with overnight lows near freezing and cold winds from the north all day, even if the sun is still shining as ridiculously as ever. Yeah, … Continue reading

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Regarding Moral Seriousness

Of course no one wants to be accused of not having any real moral seriousness, but we love to make that accusation. Those who opposed the Iraq War accused the Bush-Cheney crowd of not having any of that – you … Continue reading

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