Four Ways to Defy the Culture on Black Friday

Anyone can stand in a line for hours on end and burst into Walmart trampling people underfoot on Black Friday. The scene has become so ordinary and scripted that most people don’t even notice anymore. Shoppers fighting over Barbie dolls … Continue reading

Reflections on Cold Draft Beer

It was a particularly hot afternoon, so I gazed at the icy mug of beer before me with a sense of anticipation. I still had the idea — right or wrong — that draft beer should be crowned with a … Continue reading

Two Ideals: Law and the Machine

This impressive view of the Coliseum, powerfully illuminated by spotlights, allows us to see the same diverse beauties the old monument displays when under the brightness of the Roman sun. An atmosphere of tragedy and catastrophe weighs heavily over the … Continue reading