Author Archives: Headmistress

We Heard it on the Radio

This afternoon I listened to the radio while driving JennyAnyDots around. We listened to our local public radio station. I’m not sure if we were actually hearing NPR or some BBC show aired on NPR. Whoever it was, we heard lots of reporting on the appointment of Cardinal Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI. Unfortunately, I […]

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Vandalism as Art

Some of the previous Common Room posts on art are here, here, here, and here. Today’s article is here. The juicy extracts: An artist who randomly vandalised nearly 50 cars as part of a project said yesterday the owners should be happy they were involved in his “creative process”. Mark McGowan, 37, will display pictures […]

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The Bookcases

Some of our friends will remember this post early on in our blog. This week the Deputy Headmistress agreed to purchase some more bookcases. Forty-eight of them. Bwahahahahahahaha

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Article on anti-Christian bigotry

None Dare Call it Bigotry, by Francis Beckworth It’s all good reading. In the November 4,2004, New York Times, historian Gary Wills asked the rhetorical question, “Can a people that believes more fervently in the Virgin Birth than in evolution still be called an Enlightened nation?” After using the term “fundamentalist” to refer to his […]

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Deconstructing Chomsky

Fascinating review of The Anti-Chomsky Reader: Extracts of note:* “ One of the peculiar phenomena of our time is the renegade Liberal,” wrote George Orwell in 1945. He meant not the classical liberal who believed in individual freedoms and small government but the leftist liberal who glorified communist experiments and disdained middle-class life. To Orwell, […]

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