The Most Persistent Parasite…

…is scientifically probably the tapeworm.  Economically, it’s more likely a poverty-stricken relation.  From a social perspective, it can be an ex with rejection issues, and from a gastronomical perspective it can be those Mexican beans you had the misfortune to eat three weeks ago. If you’re a reform-minded politician, the most persistent parasite is probably … More The Most Persistent Parasite…

Robin Hood the Humanist

Classical, that is.  Not like liberal ‘men are gods’ humanist.  Actually he comes across as more of an opportunist, because most of the time he’s not philosophical enough to be the other.  Which is good, because I doubt any yeoman took philosophy seriously back then, but one wonders why he suddenly becomes so thoughtful toward … More Robin Hood the Humanist

Tolkien’s Tales.

It seems a little cheap, maybe, to write a review of something like the Hobbit, even if it IS an awesome book, and even if it IS the most recent thing I read, and even if it DID recently enter production to make a movie (after many complications from unions and bankrupt movie firms). So … More Tolkien’s Tales.