Dutch Women Don’t Get Depressed

“Personal choice is key: in the Netherlands people are free to choose their life partners, their religion, their sexuality, we are free to use soft drugs here, we can pretty much say anything we like. The Netherlands is a very free country.” -Ellen de Bruin So it seems this country is, actually, heaven. “…the Dutch … [Read more…]

Check Mate?

“Read my lips, no new taxes.” -George Bush GDANL writes a piece focusing on the country’s debt, responding to the midterm election results.  An awful lot of the newly elected Representatives and Senators focused their campaign on the ballooning national debt.  That much, I think, is good.  We do need to talk about the debt. … [Read more…]

Book Club

I’m moving Book Club back until the New Year. With the move and everything, I haven’t even had the chance to think about the book. On January 28 we will discuss “The Way We Talk Now.” My focus for the New Year is going to be to get people who haven’t, in the past, contributed … [Read more…]

Rally To Restore Sanity

“To rage and mock is gentlemanly, to grumble and whine is not.” -Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa I know this post is all kinds of late and wrong but I did just make an transcontinental move. After (and even before) the Rally To Restore Sanity/Fear, I saw a lot of discussion about what the point was. … [Read more…]

Midterms

“Our elections are free–it’s in the results where eventually we pay.” -Bill Stern “People can sleep better knowing Christine O’Donnell won’t be in the Senate.” -Keith Olbermann