People in Portland are irrational about the Blazers much like a single soccer...– The Levels of Losing | Bill Simmons | ESPN | 29 January 2010
[T]he Democratic ruling class has been driven by one fantasy: that voters will...– The Populist Addiction | David Brooks | NYT | 25 January 2010
The Celestial Surgeon
If I have faltered more or less In my great task of happiness; If I have moved among my race And shown no glorious morning face; If beams from happy human eyes Have moved me not; if morning skies, Books, and my food, and summer rain Knocked on my sullen heart in vain:— Lord, thy most pointed pleasure take And stab my spirit broad awake; Or, Lord, if too obdurate I, Choose thou,...
Ozymandias of Egypt
I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand Half sunk, a shatter’d visage lies, whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamp’d on these lifeless things, The hand that mock’d them and the heart that fed; And on the...