I’m answering work emails with the television playing in the background. Suddenly, I feel an inexplicable surge of happiness. I look for what is causing it and realize that somebody started speaking Spanish on the TV.

Nobody will convince me that my Jewish ancestors were not expelled from Spain in 1492.

Socialism in the Midwest

I just discovered that our local bookstore carries a magazine called International Socialist Review. You have to go to the “Hobbies” section of the magazine stand and dig behind magazines on how to make your own bullets, and it is right there.

I’m not joking about the make-your-own-bullets journal. It does exist. It seems to be quite a popular hobby in the area.