Monthly Archives: August 2011


A furry flurry of fully furrowed brows: my beef with Freeman Dyson, part II

My previous post revealed the furry fury of the fully furrowed Kohout brow, especially when a flurry of furry brows furrow in unison. I’m a Kohout by marriage, not birth, and therefore, perhaps, I do not wield the full power … Continue reading

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Listapalooza: top ten summer songs

Nothing says summer like record-setting heat and drought—nothing, that is, except possibly the Beach Boys. As this apparently endless summer drags on (and on, and on), I thought it might be fun to do a top-ten list of all-time favorite … Continue reading

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Children of dawn: sin in the twenty-first century

Sin is behovely, but all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well. (Julian of Norwich) Sin is our only hope. (Barbara Brown Taylor) The most dangerous of all falsehoods is a slightly distorted truth. (Georg Christoph … Continue reading

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Grape-Nuts, dynamite, and drought

This summer in Central Texas has been extraordinary even by our hellish standards. Yesterday the official state climatologist (did you even know we had one of those?), John Nielsen-Gammon, reported that July 2011 was the hottest month in Texas since … Continue reading

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