Catallarchy On Neal Stephenson’s Subtlety

Lynne Kiesling Jonathan Wilde has this wonderful and annoying tendency to articulate things about which I have been ruminating before I have fully formed my ideas. In this post he does so about Neal Stephenson’s “radical libertarian views … he writes about libertarian themes – technological empowerment, data havens, free banking, polycentric law, anonymous digital … More Catallarchy On Neal Stephenson’s SubtletyMore Catallarchy On Neal Stephenson’s Subtlety

Vosges Chocolate For Valentine’s Day

Lynne Kiesling Happy vestigial-holiday-of-romance to one and all (sorry, I’m not particularly sentimental). Around the KP house Valentine’s Day is an excuse to eat better quality chocolate than we usually do. As in most of the past 8 years, this year it’s Chicago’s own Vosges Haut Chocolat. The brain child of two women, one of … More Vosges Chocolate For Valentine’s DayMore Vosges Chocolate For Valentine’s Day

Wsj’s Risky Proposals And Sweetheart Deals For Valentine’s Day

Lynne Kiesling Today the Wall Street Journal had a story about students writing poetry inspired by WSJ stories (subscription required) for Emily Farrell’s English class in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. The story included excerpts from some of the poems. My favorite: The thing about technology is A public with mobile cellphones That is Internet based and Googles … More Wsj’s Risky Proposals And Sweetheart Deals For Valentine’s DayMore Wsj’s Risky Proposals And Sweetheart Deals For Valentine’s Day