Saturday, September 21, 2013

Saturday fire

Almost had a fire when some oil got overheated on the stove.  Makes one realize how uncertain life is and how quickly things can change.  Luckily I got it out without any great danger.

Football Saturday went on as usual.  Florida and Georgia won.  So the season goes on towards Thanksgiving and the bowl games.  Just like every other year, despite Obama and the other know-nothings.  Life goes on in the United States of America.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Stiil glowing after getting a little raise at work.  Bigger than I thought.  Nice to be appreciated.

Becoming very enamored of my writing skills, or, at least, my persistence. The three thousand words a day take precedence over everything else.  But they don't take so much time that I can't have a life, too.

Splurged on some Courvoisier.

Ned's not home yet after a light day of classes.  He's taking Geohazards and Mexican history.  So he'll be all ready if Mexico is swallowed up by a giant sinkhole.

Hints of coolness in the air, but still too darn hot.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Russian exceptionalism

Right.  So Putin has been telling us how we think too much about how America is exceptional.  What does he want?  Everyone gets a prize?

We all know what Putin wants.  Piece.  A piece of Ukraine - no, all of it.  A piece of Belarus, or White Russia to us traditionalists.  The Baltic Republics?  Not so much.  Too much trouble.  Moldova?  Too small, not worth much, full of Bessarabians.

Now I'm not saying Putin wants to reconstitute the Soviet Empire.  He would be satisfied with the extent of Catherine the Great - and really mean - from the 1700s. And he might even forego Poland.  Too much bother.  Full of Poles.  Right next to Germany, never a good idea.

So, no, Russia isn't exceptional today.  It's just doing what it's always done, being Russia.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Proper history

I like Mencius Moldbug:

Unfortunately, he doesn't post much.