And the King Said, “Divide the Living Child in Two.”

Ask not for whom the domino tolls

I forgot where I first read about this, but it brightened my day, so I thought I’d share it.

Common law marriage. All states have laws intended to protect women when men “shacked up” with them for years without marrying them. Common law marriage laws give prolonged […]

James (never Jim) Lileks

It’s worse than that, he’s dead, Jim.

In today’s comments Lars and I got into a bit of a discussion about James Lileks. Since I’m looking for an excuse to keep typing to avoid attempting a bike ride in the gale force winds that have hit Threedonia it’s time for a post on James.


Speculum Speculorum

Physician, heal thyself

Kyle Smith has a great piece in Commentary Magazine. (Click the previous sentence to read the whole thing.)

Kyle Smith does an effective job of highlighting many flaws in Ta-Nehisi Coates’ attitude and writing, and is well worth a read, but I want to highlight one section:

Suppose you were […]

Love Gov

This is a decent little video series (5 parts in all, will take about 20 minutes to watch in its entirety). Sensibly geared towards Americans in their late teens and twenties. Very well acted and scripted. Pass it along.

Why Was I Not Informed?!

So, as the Little Fireflies would say, “apparently this was a thing.”

Yacht Rock.

12, 5 minute episodes. Hall and Oates, Steely Dan (with a prominent role by Skunk Baxter), mockery of Jimmy Buffet and parrot heads, a subplot involving Rick Moranis’ excellent depiction of Michael McDonald on SCTV. There is a lot here […]

Camp it Up!

Here’s the CV on the new Secretary of the Army, Eric Fanning:

he’s young (46) and callow, a career midrange bureaucrat without significant executive experience or private-sector experience, He has never served in the military He is also a proponent of the nuclear armament of Iran, He is also a former CBS reporter, in […]

Colin Quinn Unconstitutional

For you Netflix customers comedian Colin Quinn has a new one-man show up called “Unconstitutional”. In it he riffs on our founding document and how it has been abused over the decades. As with anything like this there are many things he says with which I disagree (there is artistic license vis a vis […]

Meet the New Nanny Same as the Old Nanny

I’m working on a paper about Miguel Cervantes’ Don Quixote that I am presenting in Barcelona,Spain next month. Part of it (the general theme is wisdom and leadership) is a section on socio-legal critique in the book. So I’m reading a book called Law and History in Cervantes’ Don Quixote and came across this […]

War Room - A Victory for Faith in Film

So Alex Kendrick’s faith-based movie War Room is making some big cultural waves after coming in number one at the box office last weekend. The film, about a failing marriage being saved through the power of prayer, knocked Straight Outta Compton off its box office perch to earn an incredible $24 million opening, on […]

Janus Minded

Kim Davis’ mugshot — after her arrest for contempt of court for refusing to sign marriage licenses for gay couples

Let me preface this post by saying we should not be here in the first place. The Supreme Court should never have butted its nose in the gay marriage debate. But here we are […]