Archive for June, 2009

My exile is over!

June 15, 2009

My personal blog has been restored at

Go there for the lowdown now.


Gemma Talks Religion in Ghana

June 10, 2009

I’m perpetually behind in everything, but a couple weeks ago Gemma posted this really neat story of a discussion she had in Ghana:

Madame,  You Must Be Joking!

Event: The Marketplace of Ideas?

June 10, 2009

My brother, who lives in England, told me about this. So I still think that the “marketplace of ideas” is one free-market that works the way it’s supposed to. If this guy had been allowed to distribute his anti-Semitic rants in 1997, maybe this week’s election would have had a different outcome? I’m curious what you think…

A Rightist Harnesses British Discontent

Since I’m still getting used to this blog, let’s try a poll:

Reading in Chicago: North Side Edition

June 1, 2009

Check out my list of reading spots on the North Side of Chicago here at

Reading in Chicago: North Side Edition