Month: January 2004

Detest witch burnings, but detest even more the idea that witches ought not be burned.

I often vacation in Ossineke, Michigan at my family’s cottage on Lake Huron. Ossineke has two major attractions. The first is a swell tavern called the Wagon Wheel, a …

I have fought my fight, I have lived my life I have drunk my share of wine;From Trier to Koln there was never a knight Had a merrier life …

The hodag was a dreadful beast that terrorized the logging camps of the nineteenth century. It had great iron teeth, a long flat tail of bone with steel-like serrated …

Lawyer and animal rights activist Steven Wise’s book, Drawing the Line, does three things: (1) It explains what makes a person a person; (2) It provides a person-continuum of …

On EqualityLet’s face it, no matter what the Declaration of Independence says, men are not equal. Sure, in the eyes of God they are, and in the eyes of …

My blog isn’t intended for poetry, and I am not a poet. Nonetheless, some might enjoy this hobby: rhymes for drinking times. Written under the pseudonym, WC Bardstool, they’ve …

Alexandre Dumas once described the chains of marriage as being “so heavy that it often takes two people to carry them, and sometimes three.” That’s sinfully, even fearfully, funny …

If something isn’t at all comprehensible or even imaginable, it’s weighty evidence that it doesn’t exist. In the words of American philosopher CS Pierce: “We cannot even talk about …

Drinking beer and wine is a waste of time? Naw. Drinking helps us to do nothing, and when we’re doing nothing, we’re doing eternity.

“Why won’t you attend wedding and baby showers?” I get that question a lot. I have lots of reasons. For starters, I don’t enjoy them. I work in the …