Another one bites the dust

Heath Ledger was an adequate actor. Not great, not bad, about average for an industry that churns out boatloads of pretty new faces every year, all looking for a shot at fame and immortality.Ledger won* the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2006 for his performance in Brokeback Mountain, an ... Continue reading

I won’t grow up

There's a great essay at Time Magazine by reporter David Von Drehle about the "extreme self-centeredness" and pervasive narcissism of our age. Von Drehle believes narcissism is at the root of the killing spree at Virginia Tech. As I've said on these pages many times, self-centeredness is the most ... Continue reading

Designer faith

Thou shalt keep thy religion to thyself! —Comedian George Carlin's eleventh commandment The young man sitting beside me on the train was heading back to college after Thanksgiving. Noticing the book I was reading (Modern Physics and Ancient Faith by Stephen Barr), our conversation turned to the ... Continue reading