OK, I can’t help myself. I have to share these bits that I found recently perusing various journals and Web sites. It’s an election year, and obviously I have my opinions. The first chart is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This next graphic shows […]

A new report came out today from the weapons inspectors in Iraq. The verdict: no weapons of mass destruction. The New York Times calls the report “the starkest portrayal yet of a vast gap between the administration’s prewar assertions and what a 15-month inquiry has […]

Bruce was in town last night! A co-worker attended the show last night, and of course I am extremely jealous now. I’m kicking myself; I wish I would have went to the concert. I have been a Bruce fan since The River. Go Bruce! Note, […]

Frances FitzGerald has an interesting piece in the current issue of The New Yorker’s Talk of the Town. It regards missile defense, an issue I wrote briefly about when I received a questionnaire from the Republican party. While I knew it was always a favorite […]

Why read? In reading circles it seems to be a subject of debate. University of Virginia Professor Mark Edmunson has written a book of the same title, which was published in September. In August, I posted excerpts from the book printed in an essay by […]

Scott Esposito at Conversational Reading has a good post today on his site. I hope he doesn’t mind if I reprint it here. Questions to ask yourself to determine whether you are a book lover: Do you surreptitiously observe what people are reading on public […]