At the moment I have several academic projects whose deadlines are looming–along with some demanding family responsibilities–so I’ve decided to go on a blogging sabbatical for the rest of 2008 in order to concentrate my limited time and energy on those other priorities. I have no doubt I’ll eventually be drawn back to the endless […]
Embosomed in the gentle forests and river valleys that grace the eastern seaboard of our nation there lies, sequestered in a remote glen, a quiescent and somnolent hamlet still known to its superannuated denizens by the appellation “Patriarch Hollow.” In despite of their inexorable, diurnal confrontations with the exigencies of sublunary affairs, the inhabitants of […]
Jana has a great post up over at Exponent about an experience she had with her son as a baby. At the end she asks these questions: I am curious what experiences have contributed to your parenting styles/philosophies? Are there incidents that dramatically shaped your approach to nurturing or caregiving? I wanted to answer these […]
Do traffic signs make us safer? A couple of months ago in The Atlantic, John Staddon argued that, on the whole, they may not: I began to think that the American system of traffic control, with its many signs and stops, and with its specific rules tailored to every bend in the road, has had […]
…and I want it to leave. I can think of two possible ways to get rid of it. A) Turn off the light. B) Kill it. A is problematic because I would feel guilty about turning the light back on, since my husband is in bed asleep next to me. And I can’t actually go […]
- 15 October 2008
- Filed under: Misc
The decaying infrastructure that marked late antiquity left Roman baths–once a popular site not only for physical cleansing but also for social intercourse–in ruins. At roughly the same time, a new ethos began to blossom in early Christianity, one that placed an odd value on filthiness as part of its larger program of asceticism. In the first […]
Was Eve Equal to Adam in Size?
- 7 October 2008
- Filed under: Asides
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