Monthly Archives: April 2017


It occurs to me that there is an interesting underlying paradox in the political divide in this country: Those people with the greatest collective worldview are likely to have the most individualistic lives, while those people who stress individualism above all likely have the most collective social environments. Let’s start with what passes for a […]

Killing Time in Arkansas

So, as you probably know, my home state has been rushing to carry out eight executions within 240 hours, starting today. I’m not going to rehash all the fine arguments against the death penalty here. Instead, I have just a few observations to share: This being Easter Monday, much of the rhetoric surrounding the oncoming […]