Archive for the ‘Ironies and Minor Epiphanies’ Category

I Shall Wear the Bottoms of My Trousers Rolled

On Outliving the Language I Was Taught Toe the line/Tow the line: We don’t have draft centers any more, where hundreds of young men at a time were once directed to stand with their toes against a line painted on the floor, then step forward in unison and take the administered oath. Your soul may […]

The (Demented) Logic of the Democratic National Committee

Social democracy can’t even defend itself, let alone us. Therefore we should vote for Hillary Clinton.