The Great Malaise

As the lack of posting indicates, the malaise continues. I’m not alone. It seems fairly common. While I’ve used the term here a couple times, in the last week a friend and one of my law partners used the exact word to describe their current motivation and state of mind. Others I’ve talked with have […]

Book Review: Running with Scissors (2002)

It’s simply by coincidence that I picked up Running with Scissors on a stroll through the library just days before the uproar over James Frey’s memoir began. A number of people who knew I liked Frey’s work had suggested this one. I’ll still take Frey’s, even if it’s more fictional than represented. (I do feel […]

Marginalia and dicta

The Smoking Gun raises questions about the legitmacy of James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces and last year’s My Friend Leonard. I’m not a big fan of them, but here’s a great deal on literary journals if you’re into them. Bush’s recess appointment of an Oklahoman as U.S. Attorney for South Dakota might temporarily […]

Legal notes, mostly SD-based

The malaise continues. So, here’s a couple legal items of interest, most stemming from South Dakota as we seem to be stepping up interesting legal affairs here:

As most have heard, former Gov. Bill Janklow is getting his law license back. I will simply say I agree with the majority opinion (PDF file) (five circuit […]

Strange Horizons

My review of Galileo’s Children: Tales of Science vs. Superstition appeared today at Strange Horizons.

I cannot live without books.

Thomas Jefferson, The Adams-Jefferson Letters