And in an age when all psychic life is being understood in terms of neurotransmitters, the art of introspection has become passé.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
I'm loving Sydney, and I especially enjoyed my trip up to Cairns and to the Great Barrier Reef. Pictures are coming, I promise.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
- A student said to me, after thanking me for the class, "You don't give yourself enough credit." And I immediately thought, man, I must be projecting some serious insecurities if I have students trying to help me buck up!
- I leave on Saturday!
- My car's a mess of old City Beats, blankets, a pair of shoes, three coffee mugs.
- My living room floor's a mess, too. I'm sitting in the middle of it, down blanket and laptop covering me, with a space heater aimed at me. I'm still cold.
- Just watched the last forty minutes of Days of Our Lives... I've watched it off and on since I was probably ten, when Carly was buried alive and Marlena was possessed by the devil. Who am I to judge you for watching Dancing with the Stars?
- I don't remember the last time I've had real food in my house (unless granola bars and coffee count as real food).
- That Skyline 3-way I just finished sure was good.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Anyone surprised by the venomous, over-the-top opposition to Mr. Obama must have forgotten the Clinton years. Remember when Rush Limbaugh suggested that Hillary Clinton was a party to murder? When Newt Gingrich shut down the federal government in an attempt to bully Bill Clinton into accepting those Medicare cuts? And let’s not even talk about the impeachment saga.
The only difference now is that the G.O.P. is in a weaker position, having lost control not just of Congress but, to a large extent, of the terms of debate. The public no longer buys conservative ideology the way it used to; the old attacks on Big Government and paeans to the magic of the marketplace have lost their resonance. Yet conservatives retain their belief that they, and only they, should govern.