52 SONGS

...the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Tempest

Though with their high wrongs I am struck to the quick,
Yet with my nobler reason 'gainst my fury
Do I take part. The rarer action isIn virtue than in vengeance.
V.i.25-28

Some links post-Charlotte I'm putting here for safekeeping

Twitter Thread One

Twitter Thread Two

A Pastor's Apology

"We Are Living in Fear"

"not a good look"

Ayn Rand & racism

Advice for When Hate Comes to Campus

That's enough for now.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Costa Rica and Climate Change

"My Costa Rican neighbors helped me locate my inner climate activist—now my job is to figure out how to do the same for my neighbors back home."

[from]

Monday, June 26, 2017

Isaac Asimov

"Naturally, the theories we now have might be considered wrong in the simplistic sense of my English Lit correspondent, but in a much truer and subtler sense, they need only be considered incomplete."

[from]

One can dream

I hope that Vince Staples has heard Mitch Hedberg's bit about Sprite.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Obama, Russians, Trump

'']There’s plenty to second-guess in Obama’s management of this episode. But the idea that he failed because Trump won is wrong. Obama’s job wasn’t to prevent the election of a particular person, even one as awful as Trump. Obama’s job was to preserve the country. That meant protecting the integrity of our elections and public faith in them, which he did, to the extent possible after Russia had already hacked into the Democratic National Committee and spread misinformation. The next task—exposing the full extent of Russia’s interference, punishing it, and deterring future attacks—is up to Trump. If he fails, the responsibility to hold him accountable falls to Congress. And if Congress fails, the job of electing a new, more patriotic legislature falls to voters.

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