Monday, May 16, 2011

Paul Krugman on the "Al Gore Problem"

I liked Al Gore and I thought he got a bad rap. Krugman's article explores this. I think that we, as a nation of readers, are often the victims of journalistic malpractice. There is no defense, no lawsuit that can remedy this inequity. One must simply have one's crap-detector on 24-7. Thanks to Krugman for running his at a consistent high speed.

Garry Wills: Augustine in Brief

While I reviewed Garry Wills's "biography" of Augustine's Confessions a short while ago, I understand you may not have read the book yet. This article highlights some of the key points. Enjoy.

Sitting Too Much?

As one who sits a great deal @ work in front of a computer, often reads sitting, watches television, and who writes blogs, I do more than my share of sitting. Alas, it's a bad practice in excess. However, as I write this,I'm standing up. As a temporary fix, I've simply piled some books (of which I have a few, delightfully fat and therefore appropriate for this ancillary use) to build a platform upon which to rest my computer. One project that I've begun looking into is some type of podium or platform to allow standing reading and writing at work and at home (think Bob Crachitt). Nothing yet, but I'm on the lookout. As the link suggests, the sooner the better!