Just a few things. I invited John Kruk to go with me to a Springsteen show in Philly this summer. I don’t know John Kruk, but, thanks to Twitter, I…

November 2022

Ruy Teixeira is jilted. But is he also right?
Democrats need an economic message as the GOP doubles down on trickle-down.

October 2022

A short read parsing rejection letters, remembering Bart Giamatti, and learning from the Phillie Phanatic.
We Owe Ourselves More Than Columbus
I first learned about Francis Fukuyama’s “end of history” thesis in an undergraduate international relations class in 1999 or 2000. We also learned…

September 2022

A short reflection on the ecology of the PA Turnpike; Two Springsteen shows 14 years apart show what little progress we've made on food security.
A short collection of decent suggestions to end the week.
A few minutes on tourist traps, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and turning your compulsions into something healthy.
Small Bits with Links to More
A short post about Crane's school-boy crush from a letter unearthed by Paul Auster (and my tenuous connections).
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