How to become an intellectual. Really good. “Attention can be thought of as a long, slow, surprised gaze at whatever it is.” I loved this article.
A great suggestion on how to treat your adult child like an adult. Of course, it only works for parents who see at least something good in their children. Usually, it’s all “I’m such a fantastic parent, so why have I ended up with such horrible children?” OK, don’t mind me, I’m just bitter.
Finally, an explanation for the plummeting graduation rates in DC that have been on the news this week. Turns out they are largely owed to ridiculously draconian absence policies.
I was happy to hear that the Obamas occupy second place on the world’s most admired list. But then I saw the rest of the list.
What the UK police is actually doing. I’m still under the impression from that bleaker than bleak novel about police force cuts in the UK, so this story sounded downright shambolic.
This is why home insurance rates are going up up up. And people say I’m exaggerating the danger.
It’s all good to exalt capitalism until it bites you in the ass. Fair warning: this is the Laura Ingraham story that American readers know by heart. Only read if you are not from here.