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Freedom Fetish

September 27, 2017


Today’s one of those Indian Summer type days. The remnants of Hurricane Maria are pushing a block of warm, humid air up the coast. It’s brilliantly sunny between bouts of fog rolling in once in a while all day long. The light shimmers on the water. I’ve gone for my daily swim, which is more […]

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 […]

Walking the Plank

January 15, 2012


SOPA and Protect IP are supposed to protect the world from a glut of illegally copied work. But who is this legislation really going to protect? Who needs due process anyhow? Why the scurvy mindset where everyone's an eye-patch-wearing pirate? Avast, ye mateys.

The Best of the Best & Don’t Copy This

December 21, 2011


It rankles me when someone touts something as the "Best." I'm also in distemper about the "all you can eat" approach towards copyright duration.

& I’ll Cry If I Want To

December 21, 2011


In the end, an anthology constitutes a social microcosm upon a particular event.

Cultural Imperialism

June 30, 2010


In reading Edith Grossman's Why Translation Matters I could not escape the feeling that she is preaching to the converted.

And the Winner Is…

March 12, 2010


It's encouraging to learn that Rae Armantrout's Versed won the National Book Critics Circle award for poetry for 2009.