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October 27, 2009

Let My Children Read

If you read something once you haven’t really read it at all. You’ve introduced yourself to it, not altogether unlike the way you would introduce yourself to a telephone solicitor and then courteously listen to his advertisement, which is highly unlikely to interest you. The reason for this is not hard to find if you …

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Shark as Shark Bait

A fascinating shark attack in Australia makes me wonder if its aptness as a metaphor for politics and therefore of the totally politicized world we are being forced to live in isn’t too obvious: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/27/shark-bites-shark-in-half_n_335346.html It’s about a giant shark cannibalizing another, smaller shark. I know that many people feel that is what life is …

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