Tag: Experiences

  • ‘You might be the source of your own pain’

    ‘You might be the source of your own pain’

    Karen Swallow Prior, author of On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books, reflects in an unexpectedly beautiful way on the good life after she was literally hit by a bus: Sin is like this in that one small lapse can cause great damage. The split second in which I did not see […]

  • Rowers on the Potomac

    Rowers on the Potomac

    Often after work in Arlington, I’ll get one of the nearby Capital Bikeshare bikes and ride across the Key Bridge to Georgetown. Recently I’ve been riding across the bridge near sunset, and a number of times I’ve been coming across just as what I presume are Georgetown rowers are rapidly making their way along the…

  • Tuskegee Airman encounter

    On Friday evening I hailed an Uber to the Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne for the Pennsylvania Eagle Forum’s 2018 Annual Dinner. I had been invited by a friend, and took her up on it so we could catch up and because I know a number of the people who would be there. Phyllis Shlafly’s Eagle…

  • Sonoma picnic

    Sonoma picnic

    A few scenes from our picnic at Cline Cellars in Sonoma from Saturday afternoon. We were out of San Francisco for only a few hours, but they were warm, sunny, and reinvigorating hours after waking up in a city absolutely covered in dreary fog. We drove back to San Francisco around 5pm.

  • ‘News of the day’ is a figment

    Neil Postman writing in Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business: Our attention here is on how forms of public discourse regulate and even dictate what kind of content can issue from such forms. To take a simple example of what this means, consider the primitive technology of smoke signals.…