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 […]
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?
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
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 […]
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 […]
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.