I found a link to the first of these sites in the Corner a week or so ago but have taken my sweet time getting around to posting about them on my blog. First up is a site that really probably won't have much interest for anyone now that the Winter Olympics are over, but … Continue reading Maps and the Olympics
I finished a couple days ago with a (fairly) new biography of Horatio Nelson, The Pursuit of Victory. I'd kind of admired him for some time, not because I really knew much about him, except that he was a pretty successful admiral. He won the Battle of the Nile, the Battle of Copenhagen and, as … Continue reading Admiral Lord Nelson, Scumbag
Since I'm not blogging as often as I was (almost level 41!), I'm going to start putting several excerpts from The Conservative Mind in each of these posts about the book. Not that you care.(Quoting J.H. Halowell) "Only when liberalism coupled the contract theory with the belief in objective truth and value, transcending all individuals … Continue reading The Conservative Mind (Accelerated)
The humanitarian theorists who contrive at projects of ingenious simplicity must arrive, before long, at the crowning simplicity of despotism.
Spoiler Warning: I will be giving away a significant plot point about the topic under discussion in the text below. It's about three paragraphs down, so you have time to see something of what I'm talking about before you decide if you care or not. Also, for my readers who are interested, the links off … Continue reading Online Comics And Death
(Quoting John Adams) "There is no necessary connection between knowledge and virtue. Simple intelligence has no association with morality. What connection is there between the mechanism of a clock or watch and the feeling of moral good and evil, right or wrong?"
For those of you who know me and wish me well, say a small prayer for me when you get the chance; the last things I have control over on my application to grad school were taken care of today. Now it's just following up on making sure the recommendation letters arrive and waiting to … Continue reading Let the Waiting Begin!
Not mine, but of the only blog I truly read every day. Tomorrow will be exactly a month since it ceased, and there are no indications of when it will start again. I shouldn't worry too much, I suppose. My longest break lasted 2 1/2 months before I took up blogging again.
Finished reading The Conservative Mind a few days ago after having it out from the library for a little more than two months. It's a good book, but one that's a bit dated. I'd still recommend it to anyone, though I don't know that it's one I would ever really re-read. I might get a … Continue reading A Conservative Mind
I finished reading (finally) Art: A New History a couple weeks ago. I originally started this book way back in 2005 sometime, got about halfway through before it had to go back to the library and never got around to reading it again until late December. I'm glad I did go back to it. I … Continue reading Art Book