Weekend Edition: 2-19

Bulletin Board

  • How big a national laughingstock is South Dakota with legislation to require everyone 21 and older to own a gun, arguably authorizing killing physicians who perform abortions and outlawing surrogacy? An email from my daughter attending the University of Massachusetts this week: “I told somebody I was from North Dakota yesterday to avoid the straight up embarrassment.” Things are scraping the bottom of the barrel to cause someone from South Dakota to claim they’re from their neighbor to the north.

Worthwhile Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • Straddling a Fault Line (“I want joy. I want a career. I want normal. I want to understand. I want you to understand. I want you to fix me. I want a pill. I don’t want a pill. I want help. I don’t want help. I don’t want to go to a psychiatrist. I want to see a psychiatrist every day. I want death. I want life. I want to stop wanting. I don’t want to talk about this anymore.”)

Blog Headline of the Week

Bookish Linkage

Nonbookish Linkage

A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.

Marshall McLuhan, The Gutenberg Galaxy

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