It Can Happen Here

January 18, 2016


And it will. Unless… I have what’s called a Cassandra Complex. Back in 1980 I knew that a washed up B-movie actor riding high on his evisceration of California in the name of a tax revolt was a serious contender for President. In 2000, I knew W. would ride well above any doubts as to […]

Je suis

November 14, 2015


Does one anticipate, in one's right mind, that a black-hooded gunman will blow their brains out with a Kalashnikov rifle while one is eating dinner on the terrace of a restaurant?

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A Standing O

August 20, 2015


Our pet causes. My first cause is my family. And in my family my son. Right now there is no cure for what ails my son, but if you want, consider a gift to these organizations that are working for a cure, or at least better treatments

It Takes a Village

January 18, 2015


One favorite grouse of conservatives is how liberal activist judges have overstepped their bounds and have legislated on their own. Now that the numbers of conservative judges outweigh liberals (especially on the Supreme Court), it is interesting how much of a liking these conservative judges have taken to becoming activist judges and legislating in their […]

The Old Crystal Ball

January 17, 2015


Recently I was asked where I think publishing will be 5 or 10 years down the road. My knee-jerk reaction was not to take the bite. Prognostication is a snake pit. I often have my students read articles about predicting what will happen in publishing. When we talk about them in class, the laughter takes […]

Particle or Wave?

April 19, 2012


Books are essentially artifacts and commodities, depending on how you view them. Problems arise when they are seen strictly through one lens.

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Grist for the Mill

February 26, 2012


Our fates as individuals rest in being able to make decisions that will enrich our lives (not just necessarily monetarily) but that will also sustain the advancement of human culture

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