A Wordy Contribution to Thoughts on 9/11

From First Thoughts

On this tenth anniversary of 9/11 it is hard not to say anything, and Peter asked for reflections any of us may have had. So these are mine. After 9/11 events accelerated to such an extent that they became hard to speak of, but I will try to give a properly solemn reminiscence. The horrific events . . . . Continue Reading »

Friendship

From First Thoughts

Allan Bloom wrote a beautiful book on love and friendship. In this book he examined issues that emerge between lovers and friends. He also provided a shorthand for those who merely skim great writers, but who have in their actual lives experienced great love and friendship in their lives (but in . . . . Continue Reading »

Complicated Life

From First Thoughts

In the spirit of Carl’s music posts, I figured I may as well do more than defend good American bar bands like NRBQ. So like Carl, I will take a page from the ‘60s too and speak of the ’60s band The Kinks, but I will do it from the early ‘70s instead of the ‘60s. Namely, I . . . . Continue Reading »

Community on Television

From First Thoughts

So we should talk about important things. One of these important things has to do with the television show Community not receiving any Emmy nominations. Here is a show about a diverse group of students nay friends who make their way through Spanish and anthropology courses in terms of relying on . . . . Continue Reading »

In Praise of NRBQ

From First Thoughts

Carl’s music posts have been great. I simply want to add this— So I have always been shallow. Perhaps I have been looking for love in a trifle. It is one of the reasons why I have always liked the band NRBQ. I love a trifle in a band like NRBQ. A friend of mine says that NRBQ sound like . . . . Continue Reading »