My Tomato is Specialer than Yours

Posted by Michael Dolan on August 19, 2013 in Uncategorized |

The term “heirloom tomato” is effete, over the top, and misleading, according to L.V. Anderson, who writes for Slate.  The foodies are irritating enough people already.  They don’t need snobby names for produce to help them. Heritage and traditional don’t work either. “Or, better still, since it’s hard to convey the meaning and importance of […]



Where the NSA Cannot Reach

Posted by Michael Dolan on August 4, 2013 in Uncategorized |

With the most recent revelation of massive government surveillance operations in the news because of Edward Snowden and the NSA comes renewed interest (once again) in the novel 1984.   But the book loses power if we focus only on the purely political, says Ian Crouch in a recent New Yorker Magazine (June 11, 2013). […]

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