DVD Takes

I had intended to post a review today about No Direction Home, Martin Scorsese’s new documentary on Bob Dylan. Unfortunately, the travails and tribulations of life have kept me from getting to Disc 2. Hence, in the interim I offer an installment on some previously recently viewed DVDs. Hopefully, Scorsese on Dylan will appear here […]

Book Review: Thou Shalt Not Kill Unless Otherwise Instructed (2005)

A confession first. I am not a poetry fan. I don’t know why, but it is something I never got into. My preferred “form” of the art is songwriting. Most of my favorite songwriters are generally called “topical,” meaning they’re writing about what they see is happening in the world.

That’s probably part of the […]

Book blurbs

Now that I’ve jettisoned some legal/political ballast, back to a bit more routine. Here’s some short takes on some recently consumed reading material. Longer reviews may (or may not) appear at Blogcritics.

The Art of Getting Bent, Mark Sahm — Mark is a fellow Blogcritic who was kind enough to send me a copy of […]

Today’s Sunday School lesson: Sen. Thune Meet the Ninth Commandment

One would assume that John Thune, our evangelical Christian U.S. Senator, knows the 9th Commandment says, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” Some of us infidels take that to mean you shouldn’t tell untruths about others. I guess we weren’t taught about the footnote saying it doesn’t apply in the context of […]

The Roberts nomination

Proud Liberal beat me to this but it is something I’ve been pondering. My thought is not only is the nomination of John Roberts for Chief Justice a done deal, it probably should be. Here’s my reasoning, such as it is, in no particular order of importance.

First, it is apparent we are unlikely in […]