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Another month, another terse post to maintain the thin pretense of this blog. I hope that I’ll be able to devote more time and thought to this after the dust finally settles on the relocation. I guess we’ll see. Christmas was fun. Sammy made out like a bandit, thanks to the many wonderful gifts sent […]

Glib Fragment

The single greatest statement to the Democratic Party’s current political and intellectual bankruptcy is that after three years of failures, half-measures, and reversals, there is no credible Democratic primary challenger to President Obama from the left. Meanwhile, the single greatest statement to the Republican Party’s¬†current political and intellectual bankruptcy is that after three years of […]

An Expatriate’s Apology

Since telling people that we’re soon to be back on our native continent, I’ve had many people ask (on- and offline) whether I was going to change the title of this blog. A discussion of this blog’s title has been kicking around in my head since I first started it. My varied attempts to write […]

The Big Announcement

We’re coming back to North America! This is a much-redacted stub of the big, detailed piece I wrote on the subject, which Martha felt was too detailed for right now. Anyway, we’re relocating to Richmond VA for the end of October. Our flights are booked, our stuff is packed, and we’ve steeled ourselves for another […]

Home is Where the Heart Was

If I didn’t know better, I’d cry conspiracy. The WWII-era middle class and their Baby Boomer children were told repeatedly that home ownership was a primary goal; a foundational measure of economic and social worth. The events of the past 15 years have inverted and perverted that cornerstone of the North American macroeconomy. For far […]

Stasis, (North) American Style

I continue to watch events unfold in North America, and what I see makes me happier every day that I left. The fools “governing” both the United States and Canada should read Aristotle’s Politics, 5.1-4¬†(hopefully re-read, but that seems unlikely at best) and reflect on what he says about political stasis and how regimes fail. […]