"Happily, early on, James J. Patterson discovered that the bumpy road through life was lined with books. Clearly, somewhere along the way he pulled out a volume of Montaigne. ¨The young 20th century rebel must have found much to admire in the French Renaissance thinker's essays, and especially the … [Read more...] about Joanna Biggar On Bermuda Shorts
The Only Way Out Of The Financial Crisis! Economist Paul Krugman smells smoke, so he's yelling "Fire!"! In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, he sees a new and prolonged depression setting in. Meanwhile, Simon Jenkins at the London Guardian has a solution that could and should take fire all … [Read more...] about The Only Way Out!
Vagabonds unite! Quick takes here on The Tea Party's Presidential candidate, Texan Secession, Summer Reading, CEO Compensation, Immigration, The World Cup is a Fraud, Bermuda Shorts Updates, and yes, More Summer Reading... … [Read more...] about Pattersonian Update
A year or more ago I sent an appeal to Patterson's Vagabonds to debate the idea that America should suspend sending jobs to "Slave Nations" like China, by simply stating that no job should be exported to a country that does not allow collective bargaining. Since not a soul replied, I can only … [Read more...] about Calling All Economists II
OBAMA SHOULD PLANT 20 BILLION TREES FDR in the 1930s employed 3 million Americans between the ages of 18-25 in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and among other good deeds, they planted five billion trees... … [Read more...] about Let’s Plant Trees!
"Some of the essays are the literary equivalent of the Buddhist meditation on the skull, which is meant to use the sense of impending death as an impetus to love the juicy, impermanent life at hand. How fortunate for the reader that life, for this author is music..." … [Read more...] about Katherine Williams On Bermuda Shorts