I managed to get a little Greek in before Elizabeth got up. Then we had a pleasant morning chat. No time to blog really but here are some links.
I’m writing this while Elizabeth and Eileen have breakfast with their phones.
Injustice incident take two. Both hearings were minutes long.
More editorial analysis on link 1.
US going to hell in a handbasket observations. I liked this quote:
“when an established international system enters its phase of deterioration, many leaders nonetheless respond with insouciance, obliviousness, and self-congratulation. When the wolves of the world sense this, they, of course, will begin to make their moves to probe the ambiguities of the aging system and pick off choice pieces to devour at their leisure.” Apparently quoting from an email from Charles Hill to David Brooks.
Satellite tech soon to entire last decade.
Obvious Bundy observations that the right denies.
Double-entry book keeping becomes part of cultural literacy requirement.
More background on this evolving disaster.
I loved this quote describing reading a boring book:
” The overall effect is like sitting through one of those new super duper jazz concerts where the band kicks off at 7 p.m., three hours go by, then you look at your watch and it’s only 7:15. You want to ask the guy sitting next to you the name of the song, but you don’t want to look stupid. So you sit there, waiting for the melody to come along. Lots of music, lots of riffs, but, alas, no melody.”
More background. Recommended.
Review of a book written by an atheist about her mystical experience as a child.