How to mark a bookI’m not suggesting that you mark every book you own, any more than I would suggest that my dog mark every tree he sniffs. But you should be free to mark up most books in the most worthwhile core of your collection. My dog has his favorites, and so should you.
Ice, hail, & the reign hereafterThick ice this morning on our sidewalks and streets. The pines beside them shine and droop as if an angel fell and not the rain. No school. Today, for the first time, I would have started teaching Macbeth. Now I have another day to prepare.
My reads in 2016Books I read this past year, listed in chronological order: [...]
America firstThese days I’m grading and grading. Some of my kids’ [...]
Abortion and Today's VoteIn our pluralistic society, Bork says, the controlling values are the majority’s. But is it really a majority’s prerogative to decide what’s right? Isn’t this the kind of nihilistic thinking conservatives often attribute to liberals?
Hanna Arendt's The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951)"Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked by its extreme contempt for facts as such, for in their opinion fact depends entirely on the power of man who can fabricate it."