Once, in English Composition class my freshman year of college, I had a big thick book sitting on my desk. The professor asked what I was reading, and I told her it was a collection of essays by G.K. Chesterton. She had never heard of him, so I explained that he was an early 20th century English […]

Richard Adams always insisted that Watership Down is not an allegory: it is not a story about religion or politics, but a story about rabbits. If anyone should know what Watership Down is about, it is the author. But a good story (and Watership Down is a great story) is true to life. The different rabbit societies strike the reader as […]

People like this fail… because the future is won by those who build, not destroy. One thing we can all agree on is that a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century. Barack Obama A few months ago a reader tried (unsuccessfully) to explain to me that hunting and eating meat were […]

http://youtu.be/j6Ex2rVOUWs Enjoy!

Depression is an awful thing. If you suffer from depression, help is available. If you know someone who is depressed, it can’t hurt to carefully suggest treatment: the depressed person may resent the suggestion that he is sick, but he will not resent you for showing you care. Anyway, I am putting this post back up […]

How do we judge a foreign culture? Do we do it according to our own standards, or theirs, or by some objective standard? A couple of years ago there was some debate if the United States would have been better off had the South been successful in its 1860’s bid for independence. The argument was […]

Comedienne, Gay Rights Activist and 9-11 Truther Rosie O’Donnell is now being attacked for this picture: She and her children enjoy fishing for sharks. The particular subspecies of hammerhead in the photo is now protected on the U.S. Endangered Species list, though it was not when the photo was taken. But the fact that she was […]


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