(Extended) Weekend Edition: 8-24

This edition is much longer than usual because travel and a get-together time with two daughters (and three dogs at the best dog park I’ve seen) last weekend made everything else low priority. As a result, some of these links are carried over a week.

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • Writers should take a year off, and give us all a break (“The misapprehension that even the poorest writers are worthy of an audience is spurred further by online retailers prepared to sell anything with an ISBN.”) (via)
  • The Comforts of the Apocalypse (“We flatter ourselves when we imagine a world incapable of lasting without us in it—a world that, having ceased to exist, cannot forget us, discard us, or pave over our graves.”) (via)
  • To Be an American (“I don’t know what it fully means to be an American, but there is nothing that leads me to believe that our forebearers would want us to sit still when everything—including the freedom of thought, the freedom to move about freely, the freedom to not be searched, and the freedom speak out against its government—is being constricted.”)

Blog Headline of the Week

Irony of the Week

Bookish Linkage

Nonbookish Linkage

…a big part of living a reasonable life is self-deception

Chuck Klosterman, August 11, 2013

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