Thursday, June 09, 2016
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
No, I'm not going to post a picture.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016
It is inevitable that the decay of sentiment should be accompanied by a deterioration of human relationships, both those of the family and those of friendly association, because the passion for immediacy concentrates upon the presently advantageous. After all, there is nothing but sentiment to bind us to the very old or to the very young. Burke saw this point when he said that those who have no concern for their ancestors will, by simple application of the same rule, have none for their descendants. The decision of modern man to live in the here and now is reflected in the neglect of aging parents, whom proper sentiment once kept in positions of honor and authority. There was a time when the elder generation was cherished because it represented the past; now it is avoided and thrust out of sight for the same reason. Children are liabilities. As man becomes more immersed in time and material gratifications, belief in the continuum of race fades, and not all the tinkering of sociologists can put homes together again.~p. 30
Ideas Have Consequences
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Game ended well and was exciting right to the end with Martin needing to making a running catch against the wall in center to secure the final out. Girls mostly had a good time; I think they liked getting to stay out late with their dad as much as anything, but they did get rather cold. Lesson learned for next time: even though I'm dressed warmly enough, apparently I don't get nearly as cold as they do.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Sunday, February 07, 2016
After working through the list again, I found the pattern. Left-wing films. They dominate this list; lots of propaganda.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Time Friends was an interesting idea that played with a form of crowdsourcing the writing of the comic. I can't find anywhere online that it's been archived, but there are odd strips available here and there around the web.
F Chords was an interesting departure from his surreal comics that preceded it by remaining almost exclusively in the realm of the mundane world. It was short-lived and I don't know that it really resonated with Straub (hah!), but I wouldn't be sorry to see him pick that thread up again in the future.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Monday, January 04, 2016
Since 1900 there's been avg of 31 active HOF/yr, though not recently. Who will we see in 16? https://t.co/wF7xinjqLs pic.twitter.com/xOX6Di3GyL— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) January 4, 2016
Monday, October 05, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Romance novels. Modern romance novels. You know the type. There's always a bare-chested man with superhero dimensions and long, flowing hair with a woman who through artifice or accident has managed to demonstrate a remarkable amount of cleavage and expose at least one shapely leg from toe to 3/4 of the way up her thigh. She will either be clinging to him as to a life ring in the stormy Atlantic while they gaze intensely into each other's eyes or busily swooning whilst he effortlessly supports her with one arm and stares broodingly into the middle distance.
Also, no modern crime whether true or fictional. I don't need to read vicariously sadistic accounts of gruesome murders.
There are lots of other books I won't read or am not interested in reading, but no other genres spring to mind.