Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Tell the truth. If nothing else, for the shock value
Gregory Cochran

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Shovel and Bucket

Derb says he's content to be a middlebrow.
We middlebrows don't plunge too deep into things. Perhaps we're afraid of what we might find there; or perhaps we're just lazy. I'll go with lazy: I'm not aware of being scared of anything, other than of course women and the po-lice. So I'm lazy. So sue me.

Shallowness can anyway be redeemed by breadth. Life is short. You get around four thousand weeks. That's not many: you can count to four thousand in an hour or so, and there they go — gone. We all have to make a fundamental choice regarding our enthusiasms: shallow and wide, or narrow and deep. You can wade for clams or dive for pearls. I believe my pearl-diving days are over. From here on out, it's clams all the way.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Max is Riding The Redline

Oregon's preminent blogger Max Redline has a great new site.
I plan to transition everything from the incompetent Typepad site to the WordPress site. The new place is athematic, so none of the stuff you've seen here will be there until I can get around to adding them in.

Hey, you aren't here for mongoose photos, anyway.
Well, I was, but.

Go check him out.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Get Set... Go!

get_set_go_cr_14_thumb.jpgLeslie and the girls ran (mostly walked) the 5K Color Run today.
If you haven't seen a Color Run, it's where as you run through gates they throw colored powder on you. You start with a clean white t-shirt, and you wind up...


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In the mail today.

troublesome_inheritance.jpg“I never read,” my friend Charles once sniffed, “what everyone’s reading.”

Words to live by, no doubt, but I do make exceptions. Six years ago I read Before the Dawn and it was good enough to read a second time. A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History, if it is half as good as the prequel, will bear reading twice too.

Along with this comes a new blogroll. Politics makes my eyes glaze over these days, so at the right you'll find a new list entitled Anthropology (a sort of all-encompassing category) that more accurately reflects my current interest. Like all my blogrolls, it updates when I post, so it will change from time to time depending on who is more active. Check them out.