On Christopher Hitchens and the Daring Asshole
This is one of the longer pieces that makes people who miss my personal journal happy and which no one else reads. To spare everyone else, it’s all behind a cut. Christopher Hitchens died the other night after a long and painful bout with esophageal cancer. He was 62 years old. He did not believe in a god, so we are forced to assume he caught a bad roll of the dice. He should have been...
A Few Recommendations
I am not the kind of person who makes year-end best-of lists. For one thing, I’m not good with keeping track of the timelapse of a year - I often don’t remember whether an album or a film or a book was released this year, or last year, or even the year before. (I also don’t comment on other people’s year-end lists; this hilarious NPR article will give you an idea of why.) ...