Always rent the (red) convertible

“Be daring, be different, be impractical; be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” Cecil Beaton (1859-1941) French philosopher Red Convertible #1...

Dance in your car

“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” – Japanese Proverb While driving downtown last Wednesday, I was pondering the epistemological problems of social cognition and constructivism, the origins of values in transcendent...

Live an irresistible obituary

“It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.” –Anne Sexton I read obituaries. I’ve read them for years. And sometimes I’m rewarded with a gem of a life’s story, or a spectacular turn of phrase: “He had a God-given talent for operating...