The root of the word Essay means to try something out. What you’ll find below are attempts at all sorts of things, many of them quite self-indulgent and of little use in a civilized society. Still, some of these work nicely, although plenty do not. I’ll let you decide which falls where, and note only that I typically find the failures far more interesting than the successes.
The thing about insanity is that, despite believing in its existence, each of us is certain that we don’t have it. While it might be difficult to determine what, exactly, is the insane, most of us are fairly certain that whatever it is — it’s not who we are or what we’re doing. As we slog
[This is a multi-part essay that begins with a pleasant and rolling introduction (definitely worth reading). That’s followed by a lengthy skewering of arguments in favor of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. And ends with a brief and far more pointed skewering of those making such arguments. As always readers are encouraged to pick and choose what, if any, of
“Lamar speaks for lots and lots of us.” — Ben Sasse, US Senator from Nebraska The Lamar in the above statement is Lamar Alexander, Senator from Tennessee. Known to Senate fanboys as Mitch McConnell’s “best friend” in the Senate, Alexander is also recognizable for his playfully risqué sweater-vests and for making comments that Lindsay Graham,
If you’ve read anything about the Democratic debates lately—or worse, are one of those sadomasochists whose quest for naughtiness compelled you to watch them—it’s likely you’ve noticed a major theme: Centrism.