Category Archives: Personal reflections

Franklin and Montaigne

Fenster writes: I don’t object to Bastiat being named as a patron saint of UR philosophy, such as it is.  It’s a big tent–not unlimited in size for sure, but capacious enough. Blowhard Esq. previously nominated Montaigne, and that fits … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Victoria Lynn Johnson

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: While making my way through the special features on Criterion’s fab new Blu-ray of Brian De Palma’s “Dressed to Kill,” I was tickled to find a conversation with Victoria Lynn Johnson, the woman who served as … Continue reading

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Note to My Son in College

Fenster writes: Evvabuddy’s writin’ to their sons nowadays.  There’s Ta-Nehisi from the left and a guy named David Desrosiers from the rightish City Journal. My son is a Sanders supporter and here’s my note to him. It is kind of … Continue reading

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Australian Hot Chocolate, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: There might be more obvious candidates for the title of quintessentially Australian drink. VB, Penfold’s Grange, Bundy,  Sullivan’s Cove. But it cannot be denied that hot chocolate is big business here. Not “cocoa”, either, but real, serious, … Continue reading

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Archaeology at the Y

Fenster writes: You can tell things about your surroundings by taking a closer look at objects you’d ordinarily overlook.  I was at my local YMCA today, hanging in the lounge waiting for the end of my wife’s workout rather than … Continue reading

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L’Affaire Jenner: A Conversation

Eddie Pensier writes: Transcribed, annotated, anonymized, and edited for spelling from a discussion group elsewhere on the web. The participants include: AK, shopkeeper, female, 42 CB, researcher, male, 39 MM, retired US Navy, male, 54 CM, copywriter/translator, male, 54 JL, financial … Continue reading

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Where’s the Tape?

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Is it just me, or do rolls of Scotch tape come with less product these days?

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