Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Why the Liberal Arts? Here's an Object Lesson

This is why a liberal arts education is useful — to keep people from living worthless, swinish lives like his.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Incandescent Spume of the Digital Age

“The modern mind is constantly revving but rarely engaged in gear,” wrote Bradley Trevor Grieve. “Our jobs keep us busier and the technology is getting smarter while our brains are shriveling and our imagination is fading. If we cannot find the time to think deeply — to plunge below the ripples of reactive thinking that flit across the surface of our conscious mind and create some genuine cerebral turbulence, from which we might generate original ideas and conceive the manner in which they can be brought to fruition, then our dreams will be lost in the incandescent spume of the digital age.”

The Sound of a Train

Painting by Emma Childs
The horn of a passing train always seems to me mournful, wistful and happy, all at once. Hello and goodbye.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

A Sadly Familiar Democratic Refrain

Biden is a Trojan Horse. Elect him as a Democrat and you’ll get Republican policies once he’s inside the gates.