Monthly Archives: July 2007


About to hop on a non-stop flight, LAX to Logan, then pick up the tiny rental car and drive out to the north end of Cape Cod, so commentary here will be suspended for a bit – unless it rains … Continue reading

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Listening to Other Voices

Of course we have a professional class of pundits – from Bob “The Prince of Darkness” Novak to the crew at the Washington Post – think of the excruciatingly shallow David Broder – to the crew at the New York … Continue reading

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Getting the Hang of Thursdays

In Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the character Arthur Dent says it best – “This must be Thursday.  I could never get the hang of Thursdays.”  A few minutes later the planet Earth is destroyed.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Impeachment Talk Blossoms

The late breaking news on Wednesday, July 25, was that there was new documentary evidence that the Attorney General flat-out lied under other to the Senate Judiciary Committee –   Documents show that eight congressional leaders were briefed about the … Continue reading

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Perhaps There Are Limits

Incompetent teachers never get fired – it’s not just the tenure system, which, ideally, protects those who achieve tenure from retaliation for any controversial views they champion.  Academic freedom – unlimited open inquiry with deep thinking, wherever it leads – … Continue reading

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Edgy Dangerous Ideas

Why not step out on the edge of all that content-locative and semantic reconstrual stuff?  The world is full of misunderstanding, and we misconstrue much of what we hear, or re-construe it when it makes us uncomfortable, making it seem … Continue reading

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California Surfing

There is no Sunday night column.  The day was given over to posting seven nested pages of real California stuff at the sister site – high-resolution photographs from the Call to the Wall Surf Festival on Saturday, July 21, 2007 … Continue reading

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