The most recent Times cover caused quite a stir in American child-rearing circles. A woman breastfeeding her three-year-old child is practically a cultural anathema in this country, where we wean babies earlier than most of the rest of the world. I was no different than most of my friends on the subject. It seems unnatural . . .
“And [he] sailed back over a year and in and out of weeks and through a day and into the night of his very own room where he found his supper waiting for him and it was still hot” I hope your supper was waiting for you, Maurice. Rest in peace.
Last April, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Chinese President Hu Jintao agreed to exchange panda bears for Komodo dragons as a symbol of their countries’ closer relations. My first thought was to hope that the pandas didn’t get sent to the Surabaya death camp, er, I mean, zoo. My second reaction was a general mental . . .
After hearing the verdict in the Amy Senser trial this afternoon, my first reaction was relief for the family of Anousone Phanthavong. I couldn’t see how it was possible for someone of sound mind to mistake a human being for a traffic cone, but I guess I’ve never met the defendant. My second reaction, after hearing . . .
A big thanks to Nick Lavely for pointing me toward this year’s On the Media publishing analysis! http://www.onthemedia.org/2012/apr/20/ The 2012 theme is Adapt or Die. Topics include Amazon, copyrights, and knock-off books. Definitely worth a listen while you’re making dinner or mowing the lawn.