Lanterns on the Levee: A Slender Revaluation

“It was a small college, in wooded mountains," wrote William Alexander Percy, a man in whom loss and foreboding, and therefore the inertial force to reminisce, were as powerful as the pull of the moon… [more]

<em>Lanterns on the Levee</em>:  A Slender Revaluation <em>Lanterns on the Levee</em>:  A Slender Revaluation

What Would the Father of Nationalism Say About Scottish Independence?

[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] On Thursday, voters in Scotland will go to the polls and either choose "Yes," meaning that they want Scotland to become an independent state, or "No," meaning that they… [more]

What Would the Father of Nationalism Say About Scottish Independence? What Would the Father of Nationalism Say About Scottish Independence?

Please Block the Way: Campaigning Against Courtesy

Japanese rail commuters ride train station escalators the way you might expect: those who are in no hurry stand to the right, leaving a ‘passing lane’ for those who walk or run up or down the escalator.… [more]

Please Block the Way: Campaigning Against Courtesy Please Block the Way: Campaigning Against Courtesy
Holland, MI I can’t say I’m overly conversant with the history of charitable giving in America, but I can’t recall something taking off quite like this “ice bucket challenge.” In the unlikely event you haven’t heard of it, it involves,…
Print Entrance:Virtual America’s Convention Hall                                                     Demise—1) the conveyance of an estate 2) transfer                                              of the sovereignty to a successor 3) a: death b: cessation                                              of existence or activity c: a loss of position or status                         …
decaying_wood Mostly they promise the truth about a rapture that isn’t in the cards.
no-limits Holland, MI Over at the Postmodern Conservative, Peter Lawler has been writing quite a bit about Robin Williams, and specifically the movie Dead Poets Society (which, Peter and I agree, isn’t that good a movie). In this context Lawler has turned…
Billy and Ruth at WC Hillsdale, Michigan. Readers may recall the dustup earlier in the summer when Peter Conn prompted pious gasps for suggesting that institutions like Wheaton College (the evangelical one) should not be accredited. His reasoning was based in part on the belief…
Hillsdale_County_Courthouse Hillsdale, Michigan. Three years ago or so when the missus and I moved to Michigan from Philadelphia, we wondered how we would manage. Not only is the state’s economy at a crawl, but to go from a big east coast…
article-new-thumbnail-ehow-images-a07-ja-6l-use-fence-tbar-clips-800x800 It’s a total ab workout I could hock and get rich off of.
tobacco [Cross-posted to In Medias Res] From 2003 to 2005, we lived in Craighead County, Arkansas, while I taught at Arkansas State University. Craighead was a dry county, having voted many years ago to prohibit the sale of alcohol in its…
Hour Glass Wallpapers 1 Why try bringing back the hour of splendor in the grass?
Lancaster_Gate_tube This summer I moved to a new neighborhood that happens to be much nearer the freeway that divides my city. My  house is less than a mile from an on-ramp, though you wouldn’t guess it in this quiet and wooded…