Weekend Edition: 9-27

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • Why I Hope to Die at 75 (“Over time, and without our conscious choice, we transform our lives. We don’t notice that we are aspiring to and doing less and less.”)

Off-Hand Observations of the Week

  • Christmas trees and decorations on display in stores already?!?!? Or was the store I was in lagging behind?
  • We allow star athletes to elude responsibility for their actions for years and are only now debating why they end up here?

Least Surprising Blog Headline of the Week

(Banned) Bookish Linkage

Nonbookish Linkage

Things happen the way they happen because the world is the way it is.

Ann Leckie, Ancillary Justice

1 comment to Weekend Edition: 9-27

  • John

    This article is not surprising coming from one of the architects of Obamacare. He is equating “worth” with “productivity” and since, in his view, people past the arbitrary age of 75 have lost their ability to be productive, they apparently should be prepared to exit this life.

    This form of nihilism pervades the political left and I believe that articles such as his have value in that they serve to expose this point of view so that people in the mainstream can see the thought processes of what now passes for liberalism