Here is a little squib from the movie, Prairie Home Companion. Guy Noir (Kevin Kline) was engaging in an extended fantasy about how good the Angel of Death looked when she came to the theater. We are free to laugh at what he says because we see her on the screen. She is blonde in a white trench coat. Period.
Mr. Noir goes on and on about what she was wearing underneath the trenchcoat. Here’s my favorite.
“She was wearing a Mount Rushmore tee shirt and I’m telling you those guys never looked so good—especially Jefferson and Lincoln.”
Here is all you need to know to follow this blog. I am an old man and I love to think about why we say the things we do. I've taught at the elementary, secondary, collegiate, and doctoral levels. I don't think one is easier than another. They are hard in different ways. I have taught political science for a long time and have practiced politics in and around the Oregon Legislature. I don't think one is easier than another. They are hard in different ways.
You'll be seeing a lot about my favorite topics here. There will be religious reflections (I'm a Christian) and political reflections (I'm a Democrat) and a good deal of whimsy. I'm a dilettante.
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