When the Going Gets Tough

This is no doubt one of the stories of the year in the making: Gunman kills 30 at Virginia Tech shooting. It is, the article reports, now the shooting spree with the largest death toll in US history. In addition to the high body count, one thing that stands out about this one is the…

A Pernicious Idea

Love is friendship set on fire. This is apparently from Jeremy Taylor – an Anglican clergyman and author of the 17th century. I first heard it on Northern Exposure, where it was incorrectly attributed to Bruce Lee, of all people; I guess it makes for better TV if it’s a name the audience knows. In…