Failure Is Not an Option, It’s Mandatory

Failure Is Not an Option, It’s Mandatory. Thomas Frank asserts the failure of the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment was planned, to appeal to the conservative base, and to show the “control” of society by “liberal elites.” He’s got a plausible point.

Old Soldiers–by Tony Hendra

Another Harper’s piece by Tony Hendra: Old Soldiers, honoring the remaining survivors of the International Brigades who fought against Franco and the fascists in the Spanish Civil War. .

Nice Pen-size LED Flashlight

This looks excellent: LED flashlight – LED-LENSER V16 Pen Size Micro Flashlight Ellen and I have started volunteering at the Fox Theatre (Allman Brothers in September…) and I need a nice flashlight for reading tickets. Ah, gadget justification. Now, I did buy the nice 2 x AAA squeezable flashlight with the nice Fox Theatre logo […]


I’ve been accumulating drafts of links I want to remember, things I want to comment on, sites I want to explore but haven’t gone back to. So, some catch-up in the posts to come.

Posting all over

I’m posting from the blog workshop in New Orleans, and this makes… at least five blogs I could post to. I’ve already posted on three and commented on two others.