Culture Hell yeah Politics

Shopping at jcp this week end

I think I might need to shop at jcpen­ney more now (and we’re going clothes-hunt­ing this week end). It used to be the place we went last, usu­al­ly for a win­ter coat, if we’d bombed out else­where, but I’ve been try­ing to think more favor­ably about them recent­ly, giv­en their Apple-alum CEO. This may just […]


Found the first half of 1919 at the bookstore

We stopped by a used book­store (Pros­per­o’s Books, fwiw) last night after din­ner out, and I imme­di­ate­ly dis­cov­ered the “Weird. Old.” sec­tion, and found this: Already fas­ci­nat­ed by a few of the arti­cles. I may have to start col­lect­ing old Nat Geos. And yeah, that arti­cle about the League of Nations is by William Howard […]

Culture Politics Serious

This is not the religious freedom you are looking for

Atten­tion, reli­gious con­ser­v­a­tives decry­ing the gov­ern­men­t’s crack­down on your reli­gious free­dom: you’ve got it all wrong. See, you think reli­gious free­dom means you have the right to prac­tice your reli­gion wher­ev­er, and when­ev­er, you like. Not true. Reli­gious free­dom actu­al­ly means “free­dom from reli­gion.” Let me explain. Clear­ly, you are free to prac­tice what­ev­er reli­gion […]