I always hated that Jefferson propaganda portrait. He’s an aristocrat who bashed around Europe, a profligate spender on things ordinary people wouldn’t even imagine buying like imported French wine, an intellectually lazy asshole who failed to imagine what the US could be without slavery because he couldn’t have a… Read more
We had our own city council vote in Toronto to defund the police. Sadly, it did not pass; basically no change to the budget. But, the subject has entered the conversation, which it would not have a year ago, and this should only be the beginning of this action. I’m happy to say that my city councillor voted in favour… Read more
Hah. I usually try to finish them, but sometimes I have to start on the next selection, so it’s a delayed follow-up. I’m forever behind somehow.
Oh, I hear you on that. I basically only ever get through things when I have the pressure of the book club deadline upon me. Then I spend the days prior frantically trying to finish it, but wind up showing up to the discussion having not read the last 50-ish pages. And that’s how I find out how it ends.