A Long Winter’s Night 2013 – Day 9: Books and the Art of Socialization

| December 29, 2013

“I am a product […of] endless books. My father bought all the books he read and never got rid of any of them. There were books in the study, books in the drawing room, books in the cloakroom, books (two deep) in the great bookcase on the landing, books in a bedroom, books piled as […]

Every Major News Event Has Its Own Talking Head

| February 4, 2011

Remember Gulf War One, where the army of George the First sallied forth to throw Iraq out of Kuwait? One of the things I remember most about that epoch was the inevitability of the Truth According to Wolf. Yes, I’m talking about Wolf Blitzer, he of the immaculately trimmed beard and seemingly limitless availability on […]

This Website: Underlying Causes and Symptoms

| September 2, 2008

This website is an outlet for a man, blessed by The Gods and disdainful of the clods. It’s the lectern of one who, like some hoary old primate in a tree, has finally reached that level of enlightenment from which he feels unapologetically compelled to fling turds of wisdom upon all who pass by. Each […]