One might think fun, enjoyment, and recreation are merely optional; the icing on the cake of the real stuff of life. This is wrong. Laughter, music, discussion, literature, falling in love, beauty, and pursuing things simply for their own sake are more real and more human than many of the supposed important things. What we … Read more What’s Important in Life?
Billions of dollars in planned upgrades to the transit system — including modernized signals, new subway cars and elevators at dozens of stations — will be frozen indefinitely due to financial fallout from the pandemic, THE CITY has learned. MTA officials are expected to reveal Wednesday that a 60-day hold on “capital projects” that was … Read more (NYC) MTA Pulls Emergency Brake on All Major Projects as Financial Woes Mount
Local news, what’s left of it, has been great. Hard, sad stories, uplifting tales, appeals to community, Blitz spirit. I work on a local paper and couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve done. On the other hand, though: The big national news media, a purveyor of blather and bile in the best of times, have … Read more The Blather and the Bile
Coronavirus humor from a friend in Colorado: Tomorrow is the National Homeschool Tornado Drill. Lock your kids in the basement until you give the all clear. You’re welcome! 2019: Stay away from negative people. 2020: Stay away from positive people. The world has turned upside down. Old folks are sneaking out of the house, and … Read more Coronavirus humor from a friend in Colorado
Americans have found their new icon. Since the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma put Tim Send, their head of security, in charge of their Twitter, the whole country has been praising his tweets. Some are educational, providing a glimpse into the museum’s displays, others document Tim’s hilariously wholesome attempts to get a … Read more Cowboy Museum Puts Their Head Of Security In Charge Of Their Twitter, And His Tweets Are Hilariously Wholesome
The Times of London recently reported this protest at Oxford University: How do you respond when placard-waving students occupy your 15th-century quadrangle and refuse to leave until you sell the college’s shares in oil companies? As this is Oxford, naturally you present them with a philosophical dilemma. Two students at St John’s College wrote to … Read more Americans Need Charming Humor, Not Sarcastic Wit