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Service guarantees citizenship

I have been too depressed by the campaign to write anything, but now the campaign is over, and we are faced with four years of hellfire.  This isn’t to say … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

“If the rule you followed brought you to this, of what use was the rule?”

Friends and enemies, fronds and anemones – hello.  I didn’t really mean to take a hiatus, but I guess it happened anyway.  This is going to be a roundup post, … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate

As the four years of slaughter drew to a close, the well-known Austrian writer Robert Musil cynically jotted in his diary in 1918: “The war can be reduced to the … Continue reading

August 12, 2016 · 3 Comments

maybe the last time I’ll talk about this

It’s settled, it’s final, there’s no chance to change it now: Hillary Clinton is the official Democratic candidate for president, and Donald Trump is the official Republican candidate.  I just … Continue reading

July 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

over-the-top roundup

1. Before I delve into the shitty stuff, here’s something fun: the Nitrate Diva (who rules, and who’s worth following) has been showcasing sparkly movie costumes on her Twitter feed. … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

quickie roundup

1. This has cheered me up a lot: 2. Brexit continues to be very bad.  I don’t claim to understand all the intricacies of it, but I do see that … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

the wrong week to quit drinkin’: some non-analysis of Brexit

“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: democracy simply doesn’t work.” – Kent Brockman, and at least half of the U.K. I was nervous all day yesterday.  Here … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · 2 Comments