Respectful Insolence

Archives for January 2, 2007

About a month and a half ago, the California Supreme Court ruled on a case in such a way that I’m conflicted about. As anyone who’s read this blog knows, I’m very much an advocate of free speech and the First Amendment. The case is Barrett vs. Rosenthal, and it involves the question of whether…

Last call for The Skeptics’ Circle!

OK, folks. The holidays are over. It’s time to get back to blogging. For you skeptics out there, it means that it’s time to contribute to the Skeptics’ Circle, which is being hosted at See You at Enceladus. Babbler’s a little short on entries, but there’s still a day left. Please send him some of…

Sometimes I hate being right

Believe it or not, there are times when I really, really wish I weren’t right. No, I’m not implying that I’m right so much of the time that I wish I were wrong more often. I’m human and therefore perfectly capable of being wrong, sometimes spectacularly so. (Of course, as we all know, that sort…

Vacation’s end

Sadly, for many, today marks the end of their vacation (or at least of their long weekend). Fortunately, I was smart enough (as well as able) to take one last precious day off tomorrow to head into the city and check out an exhibit at the Met that my wife and I want to see.…