Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Fat Man's Game

Several years ago, an erstwhile friend announced that he was going to practice gratitude by finding at least one thing a day to be thankful for.  I was instantly appalled.   ...   [ continue digesting ]


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

What Ever Happened to the Elisor

Anyone who expected the Ferguson grand jury to return an indictment is living in a Jeffersonian fantasy world.    [ continue reading ]

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Armistice Day

Chipsters republish what we have remarked before

Sunday, November 9, 2014

External Locus of Danger -- Dipsomania as Policy

We Chipsters have never liked “Winnie” Churchill.  Not that it matters but we have always considered him to be nothing but a belligerent drunk; .....   [continue reading]


Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Erlkonig

During the day, California’s capital was an exercise, like California itself, in ersatz eclecticism.  There was something unreal,  ....   [continue reading]

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Fomes of Inequality

We recently came across a photograph that gave us a soupier pour temps perdus.   A time when travel was a festive occasion rather than a demeaning experience in prison security.   ....  [continue reading]