Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, January 11, 2016


I wake up every morning to Lyle Lovett's If You Were To Wake Up, and yet this morning, as soon as I hit the off button, I had the tune Starman in my head.

And then I read the news.

That was weird.

Like a great many people, I imagine, I liked to David Bowie without really loving him.  I don't think I ever bought an album of his, back when people bought albums.  But when iTunes came out, I wound up buying a lot of his songs.

The world is a little less strange today, and that's legitimately sad.

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