Weekend Edition: 5-31

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Cannonball (“Mary’s Christmas present had been a trip to a famous Bay Area clinic where world-renowned doctors take pictures of people’s brains, and then tell them, very nicely, how fucked-up they are.”)

How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment (“From 1888, when law review articles first were indexed, […]

Weekend Edition: 5-24

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

How Being Poor Makes You Sick (“…a growing body of evidence suggests that the very condition of living with no money, in a tumultuous environment, and amid stark inequality can alter individuals’ gene expression.”)

The Myth of a ‘War on Religion’ (“…most secular liberals understand—even if Fox News […]

I hate when that happens

One of my favorite things is to sit on our deck in the morning or evening with a glass of iced tea and the dogs and read a book. Sunday morning was gorgeous so I indulged, grabbing a book of the “TBR” shelves for good measure.

I must have picked up A Simple Twist of […]

Book Review: No Good Men Among the Living by Anand Gopal

Black and white thinking just doesn’t work in a gray labyrinth. That’s why America — and the Soviet Union earlier — struggled in seeking to fashion Afghanistan’s government and politics. Perhaps there should be a rule requiring Afghanistan be colored gray on any map as a warning about how gray and tangled it is. At […]

Weekend Edition: 5-17

Bulletin Board

There will be substantive posts this coming week

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Blackness ever blackening: my lifetime of depression (“Even when the veil is present, something in the making of me means I know, as I knew then, that there is an intolerable reality lurking behind it, a bleak, inhuman emptiness, […]