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Category Archives: Heroes, Comrades and Brothers
Nowadays you can find even obscure pieces of classical music but a click away on YouTube (such as the Wolf’s Glen scene from Weber’s Der Freischuetz, I mean, that’s amazing really). Â In the past, music majors such as my … Continue reading
Steve Hsu has a nice post about Hawking, with good links to Roger Penrose’s obit and some reminiscences of Hsu’s personal encounters with the great man and his staff. (How many people can say they’ve carried Stephen Hawking?) Hsu recalls … Continue reading
(He had done, he liked to say, all the vices.) —Larissa MacFarquhar, describing philosopher Bernard Williams in her endlessly-delightful New Yorker article on the late Derek Parfit, “How to Be Good.” I find her prose, BTW, to be both astonishing … Continue reading
To some of us, this photo has the same emotional resonance as the one of Bill Clinton shaking JFK’s hand had to a very different tribe: I still try to reread Feynman’s QED every year. You should too.
I didn’t know Ray well. Heck, I’d only met him a handful of times. But he was a good guy. I first met him during the fight to keep the city government of Seattle from banning concealed carry on city … Continue reading
Why I don’t have one of those “I *heart* Guns & Coffee” stickers on my vehicles. It’s because I don’t like coffee. This guy didn’t like either of them, apparently A Â customer with a concealed carry permit shot and killed … Continue reading
That if you live your life without making enemies, you did it wrong. Antonin Scalia did it right Antonin Scalia’s Enemies Only Prove His Greatness Scalia was a good Catholic, and aÂ sine qua nonÂ of good Catholicism is recognizing that one … Continue reading
RIP Lemmy Kilmister Godspeed, indeed.
How did this get past the Obama Pentagon? Suppose you have a brand-new aircraft carrier, but the jets that will operate from that ship won’t be available in sufficient quantities for another five years.Â How do you utilize that platform … Continue reading