- Summer reading hits its stride this week -- with warmer temps at home an irresistible desire to spend more time in mountain lakes and streams. Thanks to a cooler stretch of late spring the snowpack is still holding together ... more
- Hauss' comparative textbook ( Comparative Politics: Domestic Responses to Global Challenges ) described a "democratic deficit" as the EU's most vulnerable characteristic.
What he meant was that despite a parliament to represent the citizens of the EU and a Council ... more
Arguably the best response to this situation is to recommend not more sweet forgetting, but more politically effective memory than our age of victimhood has known. After the dead are dead, their memory matters for the sake of our ... more
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
- Short Abbe Hills + Town. 60 minutes. 8 miles.
Warm and sunny. Extra slow and easy run plus 8x100 strides.
- Town + Lisbon. 75 minutes. 10 miles.
Very warm and humid. Slow and easy run. Felt tired. [Week: 71 miles]
- Town + Country Lisbon. 70 minutes. 10 miles.
Very warm and humid! Felt pretty good except for the heat.
- Iran's supreme leader might be talking like an isolationist Islamist, but businesses seem to be headed in another direction.
Peugeot-Citroen back on the road in Iran with deal to build cars
The French carmaker Peugeot-Citroen (PSA) has announced its return ... more
- One of my correspondents, from the green campuses along the Thames in Oxford, sent me the following:
This has been an awful 3 days for those of who believe in anything beyond Nationalism.Referendums in the UK are ... more
- A stone door openson the side of a mountain.A mother shoots her twoteenage daughters and iskilled by police.A comedian with swastikapaintballs for Trump.Hillary denies ever havingbeen human.George Will quits the ... more
And sometimes even music
Cannot substitute for tears
-Paul Simon, “Cool, Cool River” (1990)
At the moment, the only sense I have of the Cavaliers championship celebration was the second of jubilation I saw just before I grabbed the remote control with sweaty palms, with my stomach beginning a three-day plummet into the ... more
- "In the spring, the chrysanthemum'sastringent fragrance comes, revealingthe hidden mechanism ofmachine within machine within machine."(Wallace Stevens)Filigree of words and expressionsat the cafe in full blossom sophistication,light hearted, heart lit with joy that ... more