Cruel Logic

While y’all wait for me to complete a new post on evanescent’s carrot & stick article, here’s a link to whet your appetite. (HT: Gene Cook, TNM #864)

Sweet Story

This morning on NPR there was a short feature on a Korean immigrant describing why her marriage is more affectionate than is common among other traditional or immigrant Koreans. Continue reading

Popeye the Blasphemer?

Do Jews wince when they hear Popeye’s blasphemous self-determination, “I yam what I yam, and that’s all what I yam”? Continue reading

Consumerism & Spirituality

Recently I’ve heard two great audio pieces on the relationship between consumerism/materialism and spirituality/values, and I thought I’d share them.  One is about China, and one is more about us as Americans. Continue reading