In 2005 my friend and colleague, Lars Bjuvberg, committed suicide in Stockholm. Lars and I weren’t all that close, but his death hit me in a way that I still don’t fully […]
A liberal friend of mine visited a Tea Party rally in her county over the weekend. She told me that, all in all, the rally wasn’t the collection of right-wing nutjobs (my […]
Buddhist teachers — Eastern and Western alike — who sleep with their students have left a trail of human wreckage in their wake.
The wind blows so hard I can hardly stand, so notetaking is totally out of the question. Later, in the visitors center beneath the observation deck, I find out the afternoon’s average […]
The more observant among you might have noticed that I’m a fan of The Birthday Massacre. The new CD, Pins and Needles, dropped today. Just…damn.
Today The Agonist features the wonderful art of found poetry. That’s the great thing about art – sometimes it doesn’t wait to be made. It just goes ahead and makes itself. Like […]
Watching the game? Thinking you’d like something tasty and perhaps a little different to drink as the second half unfolds? I’ve got just the thing. Meanwhile, something to remember, in the true […]
I recently completed my fifth trip through Joseph Ellis’s indispensable Founding Brothers. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2001, the book provides one of the best all-around glimpses of the […]