Monday, 28 August 2017

Taking Liberties

When liberty is mentioned, 
we must always be careful to observe 
whether it is not really the assertion of private interests 
which is thereby designated.

 — Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Thursday, 24 August 2017


Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.
 — Max Beerbohm

Monday, 14 August 2017

The Middle Ages Won't Go Away

And then those questions come up
Like was the Constitution written in invisible ink?
Has everybody here forgotten how to think?
Is this great big boat starting to sink?

And you thought there were things that had disappeared forever
Things from the Middle Ages
Beheadings and hangings and people in cages

And suddenly they were everywhere
And suddenly they're alright
Welcome to, welcome to, welcome to the American night