Monthly Archives: March 2012

Protected: Baguette and Oosik

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Posted in Cartoons, Language & Etymology

Protected: Robert E. Lee on eBay (After Juvenal)

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Posted in Classics, Poetry, Sports & Games, The South, Uncategorized

Protected: “If You Could Read My Mind, Love”

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Posted in Music, Uncategorized

Poised Midway Between Dark and Light

The spring equinox arrived just after 1 this morning, a little early because of Leap Year.  The uncommon warmth of the winter had nothing to do with it, I see in the newspaper, and yet it seems a little hopeful.  … Continue reading

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Horseshit versus Bullshit

What is the difference between bullshit and horseshit?  I just listened to Ira Glass confront Mike Daisey, who had given a deliberately erroneous account of Apple’s factory conditions in China on This American Life, so I guess the topic is … Continue reading

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Protected: The Ides of March Coin

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Posted in Classics, Emblems, Numismatics, Poetry, Slavery

Venus and Jupiter

Visible in the Western sky this week, for those of us in North  America, will be an especially stunning conjunction of the planets Venus and Jupiter.  The two planets will come within 3 degrees of each other just after twilight … Continue reading

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