Now Reading “Little, Big,” by John Crowley


If you know the name Smoky Barnable, it’s because you’ve read all or part of John Crowley’s fantasy novel Little, Big, or, The Fairies’ Parliament. Or—less likely—you’ve only read about it. I suggest this is unlikely because you probably haven’t read about the novel unless you are a reader, like fantasy fiction, and can’t resist when the accolades for a book are in the order of: Read more of this post

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Voter Intimidation and the Law


The concept of voter intimidation and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 are in the news today. Last month, J. Christian Adams resigned from the Justice Department and is being called a “whistle-blower” for describing a disturbing insensitivity to voters’ rights during the 2008 election—in this case, white voters’ rights. Read more of this post

I Shop Where Tom Cruise Shops


The largest seller of Triumph motorcycles in the U.S. is less than one mile from my house. Driving down Lambert in Brea and seeing the Triumph and Ducati bikes on display always activates my salivary glands something fierce. Read more of this post

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