Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Watchers

In a certain building, in a certain state, in a certain city, there is a certain display. There they stand, a distaff army of pale porcelain faces and carefully done hair, each with her own unique dress. They are different … Continue reading

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By Way of Illustration

When I was a child, I used to spend some time in the summers with my family at a lakeside cabin in the woods. It was a cozy little place, relatively isolated but homey. There was a HUGE picture window … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Well, if you’re noted prohibitionist, Anti-Saloon League activist, former Indian agent, part-time University of Nebraska student, newspaper man, and all-around tough (but sober) character William E. Johnson (better known as “Pussyfoot” Johnson), it sure says something about you. He earned … Continue reading

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Putting the “Me” in “Memory”

Blade Runner (pick a cut, any cut) is a popular film for philosophers. In addition to being a fascinating bit of on-screen world-building and fantastic design, it also raises (and variously confuses, depending on which cut you’re watching) issues concerning … Continue reading

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A Sassy ‘Stache

Among the things I love about the Library of Congress Flickr Stream’s collection of news photos from the 1910s is the really marvelous window it provides for looking at world events on relatively personal terms. Interspersed with formal portraits of generals … Continue reading

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