Archive for March 2013

Less is More.

What happens when a really rich dude meets Olga and learns that companionship is better than toys? We get lectured.

Life Under Compulsion: Music and the Itch

Like dew on the gowan lying Is the fa’ o’ her fairy feet; Like winds in summer sighing, Her voice is low and sweet. Her voice is low and sweet, And she’s a’ the world to me, And for bonnie Annie Laurie I would lay me doon an’ dee. From the ...

Filibustering the Filibuster

Washington, Connecticut. As I watched Senator Rand Paul slurp his dripping candy bar, a sinking feeling set in. This does not diminish his determined stance but one should rightly be filled with despair at the idea that a Senator must arise...

A Refreshing Bit of Sanity

I’ve been sitting in an airport most of today, subject to the inescapable barrage of manufactured outrage that is CNN, and was offered this lifeline of sanity from a reader.  She was responding to a posting of last December in which I...

Speaking of Creepy Phone Commericals

Reader Deirdre points out that another phone commercial is at least at troubling as the Sprint Unlimited ad. According to this ad, The Droid is not an upgrade on your phone. It is an upgrade on yourself. And in case you missed the point, th...

I Have a Right to be Unlimited

Hidden Springs Lane, VA. Sprint is running a new ad pushing the merits of its data plan. While it might be a mistake to make too much of an ad, it seems appropriate to “read” them as representing the current cultural vibe, for if nothing el...

FPR Books: A New Publishing Venture

For four years, with the exception of our annual conference, FPR has been primarily a digital venture. But like most reasonably healthy men and women, we crave a physical connection. So as we mark our four-year anniversary, we are pleased t...