It’s an interesting time. Spring is busting out. Oil is washing ashore.
I’ve been in a low gear for quite a while now, partly for reasons of my own and partly due to circumstance. I feel like an upshift is coming, and that I’m personally ready to pick up speed, but the corners are still blind.
Do I need to keep my foot on the brake, against the straining engine, or can I drop the pedal and go? An interesting question, which I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to answer in advance.
It’s an interesting time.
- The Big Picture: April 30, 2010
I would give the first image a Pulitzer on the spot. The last image — if the hurricane-shaped sprawl is indeed oil — is rife with irony.
If you’re wondering how hard it’s going to be to clean up this oil spill, imagine that a crude-oil bomb has exploded in your closet and your job is to clean your clothes. The immediate response you just had — that you would simply throw away your clothes and start over — is not available to flora and fauna. They have to wear it.
- Shakespeare: The Question of Authorship
A book review about a smart book that takes apart all those entertaining claims that Shakespeare could not have been Shakespeare.
Every mystery is not a secret. Every silence is not a lie. The play’s the thing.