October 29, 2012 “His quarrel with the Army is that it trains its senior officers in tactics but not in strategic thinking, by which he seems to mean the capacity to bring imagination and innovation to bear when faced with … Continue reading
October 25, 2012 We know there is a great deal of irrational exuberance around intercollegiate sports, but now we have research suggesting that the outcomes of big games can sway elections. Tyler Cowen and Kevin Grier explain how.
October 22, 2012 I’m watching game seven of the NLCS, the National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals, the winner to lay claim to the National League Pennant and entry into the World … Continue reading
October 19, 2012 I’m at a meeting of the Quaker United Nations Committee (QUNC), the committee that oversees the work of the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO). QUNO is an organization, jointly sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) … Continue reading
October 18, 2012 On ESPN’s Sports Center this morning I watched a several minute interview (portions of it here) between Alex Rodriguez and several reporters. The questions concerned his being benched for Game 4 of the ALCS series, and the … Continue reading
October 15, 2012 This morning’s Wall Street Journal has an article on the difficulties of NCAA Division I Football coaches selling their homes as they move from job to job. The gist of the problem: it’s hard to find a … Continue reading
October 12, 2012 “Europa” is a figure in Greek mythology, but how does her name come to be associated with a large land mass mostly north and west of Greece? That’s very unclear, perhaps a reference to the setting sun … Continue reading