2018-12-07: This is a fascinating and harrowing essay, though there are...

2018-12-07: Honored to be on John Wilson’s end-of-year book list, and...

2018-12-07: Final grades turned in! — which means that complaints about...

2018-12-06: Sometimes you can have what seems like a good idea...

2018-12-06: ‘The future is already here - it’s just not very...

2018-12-06: This essay by Ted Underwood is one of the most...

2018-12-06: I have been teaching American undergrads since 1982. My experience...

2018-12-05: Here’s the thing about voice recognition on iOS: sometimes it...

2018-12-05: Well, I have deactivated my Twitter account. Let’s see if...

2018-12-04: People born within a certain three-month period: Prince Kate Bush...

2018-12-03: Like, why should I ever been seen in public NOT...

2018-12-03: I’m thinking that from here on out I’m gonna imitate...

2018-12-03: Two things to be learned from this story: Human relations...

2018-12-02: For Americans today, faith is negotiable, politics isn’t.

2018-12-02: “Today I consider [The New Yorker’s] reporting one of the...

2018-12-01: My son helping me get perspective

2018-12-01: Goodness

2018-11-30: This is some righteous stuf by @sullydish. (Please click through...

2018-11-29: “We haven’t stopped appealing to trans-political truths and ideals, but...

2018-11-28:

2018-11-26: This is my sixth Texas autumn, and by far the...

2018-11-26: One last time: please read my review and then read...

2018-11-26: “That may be why River fans targeted the Boca Juniors...

2018-11-25:

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2018-11-24: How to calculate distances on Earth given that Earth is...

2018-11-24: And again.

2018-11-24: I seem to have accidentally taken a photograph of a...

2018-11-24:

2018-11-23: “Earth’s climate is now changing faster than at any point...

2018-11-22: We’re not completely without autumn color here in central Texas....

2018-11-21: If you want to know what choices college students have...

2018-11-21: You should read every word of @cwellmon’s new essay on...

2018-11-21: This is going to be hard to believe, but these...

2018-11-21: “What clashes here of woods gen wonts, blasterlaze gaggin ewokky-gods!...

2018-11-20: I love this commendation of Morning Prayer by @wesleyhill

2018-11-19: At this point it’s hard to write compellingly about the...

2018-11-19: I love pretty much everything about Anglican worship, but I...

2018-11-19:

2018-11-19: Something recently led me to a Merlin Mann post on...

2018-11-19: My collleague Philip Jenkins, who wrote a truly superb book...

2018-11-19: Not really what I expected when searching for “Christian calendar”...

2018-11-17: Also, not enough beasts. And while Jude Law was good,...

2018-11-17: Fantastic Beasts 2 was thoroughly disappointing. Little drama, thanks to...

2018-11-17: Interesting data from Kieran Healy.

2018-11-16: Colleges are in a good position to teach the interfaith...

2018-11-16: “Without goodness, love and charity, all that is best in...

2018-11-16: Still waiting and hoping for some scandal-plagued Christian leader to...

2018-11-16: It is reported that in the US alone, the average...

2018-11-15: Pauline Bock: Someone needs to call a halt to the...

2018-11-14: A professional writer, by definition, is a person clothed in...

2018-11-14: iOS devices, 2026: iPhone iPad

2018-11-14: iOS devices, 2024: 5” iPhone 6” iPhone 7” iPhod 8”...

2018-11-13: “The resources of institutions of higher learning have gone to...

2018-11-12: You can’t tell from the title — I need to...

2018-11-12: I’m reading so much excellent writing this morning! (Letting y’all...

2018-11-12: One of the real pleasures of getting older (i.e., OLD)...

2018-11-12: This essay by @suzania on the urban localism of the...

2018-11-09: “Calling bullshit” is like “calling shotgun.” It’s meaningless and powerless...

2018-11-09: When an app developer’s suggested fix for constant crashing is...

2018-11-07: And here’s something else new I want to try either...

2018-11-07: The food-truck scene in Waco is getting better and better....

2018-11-04: A thoughtful comment by Athene Donald on what responsibility women...

2018-11-02: This is not a good book, this is a truly...

2018-11-02: Here is a profoundly sobering but also instructive piece by...

2018-11-01: Hooray for Santi. So great to see him playing this...

2018-11-01: A politician going after a professor for a Facebook like....

2018-10-31: This by @edyong209 is a superb piece of science writing...

2018-10-31: “The creed of the English is that there is no...

2018-10-20: Got my Series 4 Apple Watch last week (birthday present)....

2018-10-19: How to make me a happy guy: take me to...

2018-10-19: From an excellent piece on Paul Scholes by Barney Ronay:...

2018-10-19: That’s right: we’re at the empty gate, no plane, no...

2018-10-19: Today at DFW: an @AmericanAir rep said that if I...

2018-10-19: “There are of course many points of difference between José...

2018-10-18: How Mary Midgley rescued me — by Giles Fraser. A...

2018-10-18: So sad to hear of the death of Mary Midgley....

2018-10-18: This by Rita Koganzon, on former University of Chicago president...

2018-10-18: I like making coffee several different ways — French press,...

2018-10-17: An absolutely brilliant little post by my colleague Philip Jenkins...

2018-10-17: About once a month my wife tells me that she...

2018-10-17: Wes and I have our NBA messaging in midseason form,...

2018-10-17: Rainy afternoon study companion. I don’t know which of us...

2018-10-17: “Kroenke never has to talk to another supporter now. That...

2018-10-17: This by @DamonLinker is so, so right.

2018-10-16: Glad someone finally settled that

2018-10-16: “I predict this sentence will appear in the next thing...

2018-10-15:

2018-10-15: My colleague Philip Jenkins on the Buddhist Salvation Army

2018-10-14:

2018-10-12:

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2018-10-10: I love this essay by Susan Orlean on libraries. I...

2018-10-10: This certainly was true in my case.

2018-10-09: This is a truly essential essay by Ian Marcus Corbin...

2018-10-09: I think I humiliated @Manton’s daughter Meredith in class today...

2018-10-09: I’m really glad that y’all are discovering what a marvelous...

2018-10-09: So here’s the promised book news: my next book will...

2018-10-09: When you’re on your deathbed, which will it be: “I...

2018-10-08: Behold, my new super-simple home page. Muchas gracias to my...

2018-10-08: Gonna be teaching The History of Disenchantment again next spring:...

2018-10-08: Also, I’ve got some exciting book news coming soon —...

2018-10-08: This by @warrenellis is a wonderfully incisive peek into the...

2018-10-07: A word to the people whose political views I despise:...

2018-10-07: Just saw someone write “abject lesson” instead of “object lesson.”...

2018-10-07: This morning at @stalbanswaco I listened to the readings from...

2018-10-05: This talk by my friend @ahc, if listened to with...

2018-10-05: Time will tell, of course, but this strikes me as...

2018-10-05: My son got sent home from work early today —...

2018-10-05: Rod Dreher’s regular commenter “Matt in VA” really does bring...

2018-10-05: Says a psychologist, “The bottom line is that men and...

2018-10-05: David Brooks: Over the past few years, hundreds of organizations...

2018-10-04: This by @ebruenig is clear-eyed, incisive, shrewd, deadly accurate, and...

2018-10-04: If you don’t know what Santi has been through —...

2018-10-04: Villarreal down 2-3 in added time. They get a penalty....

2018-10-04: Ramesh Ponnuru asks a great question. Here’s my answer: Imagine...

2018-10-04: How I wish I could get the old version of...

2018-10-04: OH on campus: “I mean, what if I die next...

2018-10-04: I’m always happy when the desk copies start arriving.

2018-10-03: “If you’d like to find peer-reviewed journals to publish in,...

2018-10-03: “Yes, Dr. Strickland, you did win the Nobel Prize, but...

2018-10-02: For some days now I’ve been looking for an argument...

2018-10-01: Your Monday morning reminder: You can’t get angry about all...

2018-09-30: Here’s what it looked like before I started to work....

2018-09-30: The grilled duck breast I had last night at Highlands...

2018-09-29: Relationship with son: deteriorating

2018-09-29: This essay by Sarah Perry makes me wonder whether our...

2018-09-28: This piece on why humans are bad at discerning untrustworthiness...

2018-09-28: A wonderful post by Philip Jenkins about angels, on Michaelmas...

2018-09-28: These Kavanaugh hearings are turning my world upside down. Someone...

2018-09-28: like hell i will

2018-09-27: It was a gorgeous day here in central Texas today...

2018-09-27: This beautiful account of Leonard Cohen’s last days comes from...

2018-09-27: My son and I have sorted the immmediate future of...

2018-09-27: You do your thing, I’ll do my thing.

2018-09-27: “To read old books is to get an education in...

2018-09-26: I’m telling you, great freedom comes to you when you...

2018-09-26: You are already able to purchase possible owls, but in...

2018-09-26: (And why do I offer that periodic reminder? Because I...

2018-09-26: Here’s your periodic reminder that I avoid Twitter and don’t...

2018-09-26: I just listened to the first episode of the new...

2018-09-25: I’ve been extremely unhappy with the idea of Johnny Depp...

2018-09-24: And I just want to go on the record as...

2018-09-24: It’s really important to distinguish between inconsistency and hypocrisy. We’re...

2018-09-24: I’ve done my best to fight this trend by keeping...

2018-09-24: I have put up three posts on my blog this...

2018-09-24: Here’s a great example of how to respond to a...

2018-09-24: This remains Morrissey’s best song. I will die on this...

2018-09-24: Of all my significant life decisions, here are the ones...

2018-09-23: I’m aware that my site (ayjay.org) is messed up and...

2018-09-23: I love these playing cards.

2018-09-23: My advice for having a good conversation would be different...

2018-09-21: A typically lucid and detailed story by @dlind. But it’s...

2018-09-21: There is a Senate candidate And Beto is his name-o...

2018-09-21: Herewith a reminder of the most permanently relevant post I...

2018-09-21: On firing Ian Buruma

2018-09-20: Very excited that my dear friend Mike Foley has supplemented...

2018-09-20: Today I had a long conversation with a student, a...

2018-09-20: On Sloan and Sherlock — @robinsloan, that is.

2018-09-20: The “politics of personal destruction” is the only politics this...

2018-09-19: If you’re a teacher and you assign paper lengths by...

2018-09-19: In which I agree that we need thoughtful Christians who...

2018-09-17: Trying to figure out if I can create a Siri...

2018-09-17: Outside Abilene

2018-09-16: I find it fascinating that this article is so straightforward...

2018-09-15: This Ross Douthat column contains some relatively good news for...

2018-09-15: “earthquakes and hurricains of the moral World” – Snakes and...

2018-09-15: Pro tip: the Kindle “Popular Highlights” feature is perfect when...

2018-09-14: Trying and failing to imagine how Ian Buruma could have...

2018-09-14: Every day or two I think about this 2015 note...

2018-09-14: Algorithms are going to fix everything, except that Sony’s algorithms...

2018-09-13: I’m feeling good about the newly redesigned minimalist workspace.

2018-09-13: Almost closed down the place last night at @milowaco, where...

2018-09-13: words and deeds – Snakes and Ladders

2018-09-13: That’s what I want – Snakes and Ladders — a...

2018-09-13: Quasi-Fictional Artifact is the name of my new band.

2018-09-12: A friend asked if I am tempted by the new...

2018-09-12: the report of the Reform Commission – Snakes and Ladders...

2018-09-12: Forgot to link to the article that chart appears in:...

2018-09-12: I dunno, these ratios seem a little low to me…...

2018-09-12: Please forgive me for being a little moist-eyed as I...

2018-09-12: “I think virtual reality gets more and more beautiful and...

2018-09-11: I’ve typed roughly 15,000 words in the past day. And...

2018-09-11: There are far more political signs in the front lawns...

2018-09-10: ICYMI, here’s my conversation with Robert Kehoe about my new...

2018-09-08: Was watching the US Open women’s final but when it...

2018-09-08: quirky – Snakes and Ladders

2018-09-07: Andrew Sullivan’s metaphor is too true to be good

2018-09-07: This brief resumé of our Constitutional system by @SenSasse is...

2018-09-07: I gotta admit this got me a little misty-eyed. I...

2018-09-07: Years ago my wife Teri spent 18 months going into...

2018-09-07: Snakes & Ladders: the face-blind portrait artist

2018-09-07: Snakes & Ladders: the poet’s house

2018-09-07: “The pursuit of genius in architecture is what has most...

2018-09-06: When I get that feelin’ I want a season of...

2018-09-06: WOW is this good by my fellow Alabamian Elaina Plott:...

2018-09-05: Here is your periodic reminder that other people’s motives are...

2018-09-05: I have written thousands and thousands of blog posts, and...

2018-09-05: “Mass resignations followed by voluntary testimony to congressional committees are...

2018-09-05: How do people actually get their tweets deleted? I’ve used...

2018-09-05: Here’s one reason I do more and more work on...

2018-09-05: About the McCarrick scandal: if (a) there is no paper...

2018-09-05: Snakes and Ladders: the cult of the virtuoso theologian

2018-09-04: Hit the wrong button accidentally on one, should’ve been 18/20....

2018-09-04: Chuck Todd knows that people like him aren’t to blame...

2018-09-04: “religious myths recycled as ersatz social science”

2018-09-04: On August 25 I predicted that there would be no...

2018-09-03: This is a key point about micro.blog.

2018-09-03: Malcolm hates going to the vet but that doesn’t prevent...

2018-09-03: I am especially sad about this because the Voice was...

2018-09-03: (Goodness, that’s a long blog post — if I’m not...

2018-09-03: My David Bentley Hart Problem

2018-09-03: “Siri, block ‘Kavanaugh’ and ‘SCOTUS’ and ‘Supreme Court’ on all...

2018-09-02: I hate putting a case on my iPhone — even...

2018-09-02: That list was inspired by this, which should explain one...

2018-09-02: Smiths Songs about the Current Man Utd Season Still Ill...

2018-09-02: Never stop Arsenaling, Arsenal.

2018-08-31: “We have to resist the liberal fantasy in which identities...

2018-08-31: This is wrong in the way most takes on Nietzsche,...

2018-08-30: What Erickson says about conservatives is true of my fellow...

2018-08-30: “The Google search algorithm’s bias is not against conservatives. It...

2018-08-29: A couple of weeks ago I picked up and started...

2018-08-29: I think n+1 has (has long since) perfected the combination...

2018-08-29: Always fun to see an essay that manifests every last...

2018-08-29: René Girard, please call your office

2018-08-28: Amazingly how fluidly and (apparently) effortlessly Johnny Marr plays this...

2018-08-28: This is great from my buddy @austinkleon— and a reminder...

2018-08-27: I try to remember those delightful crisp February days, but...

2018-08-27: This is about the time of year when the Texas...

2018-08-27: This is a thoughtful document created by people I admire...

2018-08-27: same

2018-08-27: Here’s your periodic reminder that these posts are written at...

2018-08-27: Very glad to see this thoughtful review of my new...

2018-08-27: Snakes and Ladders: In which I explore the strange and,...

2018-08-27: Manu Ginobili has retired. We shall not look upon his...

2018-08-27: Snakes & Ladders: a clear choice for the Catholic church...

2018-08-26: Here’s a wonderful post by @dancohen that also gives me...

2018-08-26: D’Angelo’s Black Messiah got a lot of buzz when it...

2018-08-26: iOS is cool in so many ways, but this may...

2018-08-26: Today I tried to select some text on my iPad...

2018-08-26: They’re continuing to do fab things at @milowaco. From this...

2018-08-26:

2018-08-25: Dan Ariely: Which version of humanity will we, individually and...

2018-08-25: “The federal government cannot keep turning a blind eye while...

2018-08-25: What is a “social media academic”?

2018-08-25: Snakes & Ladders: After Catholic fusionism, what?

2018-08-25: I do think Arsenal will have a great chance to...

2018-08-24: At Snakes & Ladders, Better Call Saul’s amazing visual homage...

2018-08-24: My colleague Philip Jenkins raises an important question for churches:...

2018-08-24: There are plenty of criticisms to be made of Rod’s...

2018-08-24: As I’ve said before, the single most fascinating aspect of...

2018-08-24: The world of Apple podcasting is weirdly incestuous. Everyone guests...

2018-08-24: A brief history of the index

2018-08-24: Lauryn Hill once explained making a concert audience wait for...

2018-08-24: During the 2016 election, the only signs in my neighborhood...

2018-08-23: The more I read about Mastodon the more quickly I...

2018-08-23: This is a magnificent little reflection on Andrei Sinyavsky and...

2018-08-23: Very excited for my son Wesley, who moved back to...

2018-08-22: When I get a new Mac, here are my first...

2018-08-22: My MacBook Pro (13”) arrived today to replace my MacBook...

2018-08-22: The last sentence of this points to the real problem...

2018-08-22: I know it’s good for me but oh how this...

2018-08-22: Readings for my Confession and Autobiography class.

2018-08-22:

2018-08-22: Granted that Eric Raymond is a Problematic Person, but he’s...

2018-08-22: One notable and salutary change I’ve seen in my five...

2018-08-21: The old Dark Sky looked like a really nice web...

2018-08-21: Snakes and Ladders: once more on generational thinking

2018-08-21: The first symptom of returning to class after a summer...

2018-08-20: Thanks, folks, for the weather-app suggestions — many weather nerds...

2018-08-20: One interesting side-effect of using Freedom to limit my Twitter...

2018-08-20: Wow, the redesign of Dark Sky is ugly — I...

2018-08-20: Thanks for the sympathy about the email situation, folks! One...

2018-08-20: About Avital Ronell, I have one question.

2018-08-20: I don’t know how your Monday morning started, but mine...

2018-08-20: Cass Sunstein looks at the wreckage of our social and...

2018-08-19: Here I am in @TWSculture on Edward Tenner’s The Efficiency...

2018-08-19: Let me tell you, @esaumccaulley brought a strong, strong word...

2018-08-18: I read and enjoy most everything that @michaelbd publishes, but...

2018-08-18: So the ⚽️ club I used to support, Arsenal, has...

2018-08-18: Snakes and Ladders: episcopal feelings

2018-08-18: The “gradual decay” of Twitter

2018-08-18: Soccer at the highest level just moves too fast for...

2018-08-17: Snakes & Ladders: going big, going small.

2018-08-17: Though that’s a heartwarming story and all that, again: it...

2018-08-17: It’s still a bit of a jolt to remember that...

2018-08-16: When people say “I’m surprised no one has mentioned X,”...

2018-08-16: “Understanding marriage as something that could be improved if we...

2018-08-16: “It’s time for Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Susan Wojcicki,...

2018-08-16: Here I am continuing the conversation with Adam Daniel and...

2018-08-16: Just realized that I have a quite complete diary of...

2018-08-15: There’s still a great deal of work to be done...

2018-08-14: They’ve also played Lorde’s “Royals,” but that just makes me...

2018-08-14: I’ve been at this pub long enough that they’ve played...

2018-08-14: This is great: From the general store to the hardware...

2018-08-14: Snakes & Ladders: on necks that need millstones around them...

2018-08-14: Music from actual islands is sweet, but that from imaginary...

2018-08-13: Snakes and Ladders: more to come.

2018-08-13: Pretty sure this piece was written by an algorithm.

2018-08-13: When do you think it became one, and how long...

2018-08-13: I would be much more enthusiastic about the war on...

2018-08-12: Since “the head of my enemy” is not on this...

2018-08-12: Second-half thoughts: Torreira looked really good. That’s all I got....

2018-08-12: halftime thoughts Ozil’s passing has been extremely and uncharacteristically inaccurate, to the...

2018-08-12: Good to see more people trying micro.blog! Please remember that...

2018-08-12: Liverpool have so many ways to create chances. They have...

2018-08-12: Salah with an early goal, what a surprise. Andy Robertson...

2018-08-12: Naipaul is like his near-contemporary Wole Soyinka in this important...

2018-08-11: Thank God we have people protecting America from exploding Islamist...

2018-08-11: Nice to see the thoughtful, provocative Bray/Hobbins translation of Genesis...

2018-08-10: If you’re even considering a micro.blog account, please read this...

2018-08-09: Worth remembering: To be famous to to be known for...

2018-08-09: Will any disgraced Christian leader in our time take the...

2018-08-08: And Ayjay’s Fourth Law: You will always regret tweeting, but...

2018-08-08: And Ayjay’s Second Law: The least valuable Christian writers to...

2018-08-08: In case you’re wondering, Ayjay’s First Law is the Law...

2018-08-08: Ayjay’s Third Law: Given a group of human beings who...

2018-08-08: It’s a point I’m getting very tired of making. Humans...

2018-08-08: Who’s going to tell Alex P. Miller that humans, those...

2018-08-08: “I suspect the overlap between groups that insist that Facebook...

2018-08-08: Had the best BLT of my life today at @milowaco...

2018-08-08: My friend Mike Foley suggests, in reponse to the clerical...

2018-08-08: I know web design isn’t easy, but come on.

2018-08-08: (This is also not the first reminder I’ve had that...

2018-08-08: Anyway: my thanks to Ross for calling attention to the...

2018-08-08: It is possible to renew humane learning without renewing “the...

2018-08-08: Anyway, I think it’s important to distinguish between the humanities...

2018-08-08: The intellectual strategies required to restore Christendom (even partially and...

2018-08-08: There is much to be learned from all my protagonists...

2018-08-08: My own description of the book might be “sobering.” I...

2018-08-08: According to @DouthatNYT, my book is “interesting” — but on...

2018-08-07: Why did I enjoy this post by @sullydish so much?...

2018-08-07: “I outlived the old future. Give me a new one...

2018-08-07: What happens when an architecture writer plays Minecraft?

2018-08-07: The Pacey Winger confronts the future of Arsenal.

2018-08-06: Escape Email and Get Work Done with Slack — but...

2018-08-06: And I can guarantee that your afternoon/evening will be a...

2018-08-06: You can fnd many versions online of Richard Thompson’s great...

2018-08-06: Songs separated at birth: Mazzy Star, “Look on Down from...

2018-08-06: As for me, I’ve decided that I don’t want to...

2018-08-06: Yep, @manton is precisely right about this. What Alex Jones...

2018-08-05: The sandwiches they show me on TV don’t look that...

2018-08-05: Snakes & Ladders: How I became nostalgic for the metaphysical...

2018-08-05: Today I read a five-year-old blog post (on academic uses...

2018-08-05: The Pacey Winger has a proposal to make the Premier...

2018-08-04: The only thing I don’t get about “René and Georgette...

2018-08-04: I have had LIFX lights for about a year now,...

2018-08-04: The Atlanta Utd attackers have technique, tactical nous, constant aggression,...

2018-08-04: If there is a more fun-to-watch ⚽️ team than Atlanta...

2018-08-04: Teri mentors a young black girl and told her the...

2018-08-04: You’re damn right I have chips and guac with my...

2018-08-04: This talk by a Google VP is a useful reminder...

2018-08-03: Also, on the Mojave beta – or at least on...

2018-08-03: This is ridiculous (from the Mojave beta).

2018-08-03: There has been so, so much talk about Mister Rogers...

2018-08-03: This defense of socialism is so bad I almost want...

2018-08-03: Substance of the story aside, it’s interesting that the guy...

2018-08-03: If you’re looking for me on Twitter, I have one...

2018-08-03: I get more smug every day about my decades-long strategy...

2018-08-02: Read this by @manton. Apple really needs to be more...

2018-08-02: I think I found Teri’s first selfie. Note that she’s...

2018-08-02: Taken on the plane headed for our honeymoon in Palm...

2018-08-01: Re auto-play videos: when one starts, I instantly hit command-w....

2018-08-01: Michelle Dawson on autism as “atypical information processing” — utterly...

2018-08-01: Gotta say, the NYT is making some really interesting hires...

2018-08-01: And here is an extremely thoughtful response to Leah Libresco’s...

2018-08-01: This from @leahlibresco is a wonderful example of how faith,...

2018-07-31: Turns out that Techny Towers, where I’m attending a conference,...

2018-07-30: It’s a future I worry about

2018-07-29: This is … quite a chart.

2018-07-29: A look in context at the peculiar structure I took...

2018-07-28: I don’t miss this about Chicago: nightmarish traffic. This was...

2018-07-28:

2018-07-28: This is in the back parking lot of my hotel....

2018-07-28:

2018-07-28: Morning exercise class

2018-07-28:

2018-07-28:

2018-07-27: Very good point by @damonlinker, which Freddie deBoer has also...

2018-07-27: Warren Ellis: RSS isn’t dead. Social media works great for...

2018-07-26: After just one visit, I’m already a big fan of...

2018-07-26: This is a new one: TSA going through my backpack...

2018-07-25: We picked up this little guy eleven years ago.

2018-07-25: Wow, Charlie Stross has a rosy picture of what’s to...

2018-07-24: A thoroughly researched, beautifully constructed story by my former student...

2018-07-24: I get grief for sweatervests when people wear these??

2018-07-24: There are so many … what to call them …...

2018-07-23: My conquest of Asia proceeds apace.

2018-07-23: “Institutional academic freedom is the death of academic freedom.”

2018-07-23: Moniac (Monetary National Income Analogue Computer)

2018-07-23: not sure this is at all a thing

2018-07-23: A song that ought to be praised and discussed more:...

2018-07-23: Re: the current conversation about whom to block on Twitter,...

2018-07-23: Media Stability and Obsolescence Ratings – Museum Of Obsolete Media...

2018-07-23: Another excellent post by a friend: my colleague Philip Jenkins...

2018-07-23: A lovely meditation on soccer and play (in Jamaica and...

2018-07-22: “I can’t believe I get to do this for a...

2018-07-20: A moving, illuminating letter from Michael Jarrett, a priest at...

2018-07-20: My colleague Philip Jenkins explains the relationship between fertility and...

2018-07-19: The Author Is Not as Dead as Claimed - Los...

2018-07-19: How MySpace taught people to code (or at least to...

2018-07-19: Kyoto looks like a movie set – maybe is a...

2018-07-19: Just went outside for about five minutes and feel that...

2018-07-19: New kind of spam showing up over the past few...

2018-07-18: I am surprised and pleased to say that the beta...

2018-07-18: Some enterprising company needs to start making Wisdom of SIlenus...

2018-07-18: Via Panel Pulp. A whole bunch of people in this...

2018-07-18: Last year I read Dave Hutchinson’s Europe in Autumn and...

2018-07-17: 🔥 😱 🔥

2018-07-17: It’s interesting to read @dancohen’s post “In Praise of Email”...

2018-07-17: And, as I occasionally remind y’all, I’m writing from micro.blog...

2018-07-17: My personal internet presence, like Gallia, est omnis divisa in...

2018-07-16: Now Philip, how ‘bout you bring Grandpa some of that...

2018-07-16: Yes indeed, young‘uns, times have changed! And believe it or...

2018-07-16: The people Grandpa wrote about in his book — well,...

2018-07-16: Why, in those days, hard though it may be for...

2018-07-16: Now, children, gather round while Grandpa tells you about those...

2018-07-16: Another peek

2018-07-16: So this arrived today…

2018-07-16: I made some fabulous blueberry pancakes for breakfast this morning...

2018-07-15: Just read The Lake Boy by @arrroberts — a remarkable...

2018-07-15: Now that the World Cup is over and it’s time...

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2018-07-15: I missed everything except the Lloris buffoonery and I did...

2018-07-15: So it’s France 3 Croatia 1 Mandzukic 2 do I...

2018-07-15: Couldn’t watch the first hour of the match because I...

2018-07-15: I had completely forgotten, until @drdrang reminded me, that for...

2018-07-15: “I best commend civility by practicing it myself rather than...

2018-07-14: Trollope and Brexit – Snakes and Ladders

2018-07-14: I think one difference between @kfitz’s experience and mine is...

2018-07-14: This is a really interesting post by @kfitz in response...

2018-07-13: “Hi, I’d like to add you to my professional network...

2018-07-13: So apparently the first copy of my new book is...

2018-07-13: Every time I go back and take a peek at...

2018-07-13: Art installation

2018-07-13: I owe those posts largely to interactions with @austinkleon, @robinsloan,...

2018-07-13: I originally posted these out of order, but I think...

2018-07-12: Re: yesterday’s reference to Oakeshott, see an Oakeshottian essay of...

2018-07-12: I think I would totally love working at home all...

2018-07-12: I actually had inside info that new MacBook Pros were...

2018-07-12: The Digital South and Digital Evolution

2018-07-11: I think almost every day, these days, of this little...

2018-07-11: Official motto of Gareth Southgate: A Weskit Is the Best...

2018-07-11: Live shot of my pre-match preparations

2018-07-11: it me

2018-07-11: I’ll be wearing my MAGA cap while watching England-Croatia because...

2018-07-10: Hard to see what the problem could be…

2018-07-10: For a long time my standard Old Fashioned was: bourbon...

2018-07-10: This Instagram account sends me right back to the best...

2018-07-10: Well, that was a curiously unsatisfying match.

2018-07-10: D’OH Bruyne!

2018-07-10: D’OH-livier!

2018-07-10: Oh good, I had Umtiti in First Goal Bingo

2018-07-10: Goodness, the mass of footballing talent out there on that...

2018-07-10: I for one never thought AgileBits would acquire Apple

2018-07-10: This is just a fantastic post by @austinkleon. Don’t ask...

2018-07-10: Yes, of course a player’s hands go to his head...

2018-07-09: (Image in that previous post courtesy of my friend Richard...

2018-07-09: Remarkable how little has changed.

2018-07-09: Re-reading Phineas Redux, which partly concerns a plan to disestablish...

2018-07-09: Another fantastically informative post by @dlind — I’ve learned SO...

2018-07-09: Re-setting my mental clock, thanks in part to micro.blog —...

2018-07-09: soccer and the impediments to success – Snakes and Ladders...

2018-07-09: The most “on brand” story about me from my childhood?...

2018-07-08: God bless this person who thought the chili pepper at...

2018-07-07: футбол возвращается домой

2018-07-07: “I am big; it’s the readers who got small” —...

2018-07-07: The last time England made it to the semifinals of...

2018-07-07: Also: goodness, Sweden are terrible at defending set pieces

2018-07-07: ALLEZ ALLI

2018-07-07: Raheem Sterling, trickster god of footy

2018-07-07: But you tell me over and over and over again...

2018-07-07: Harry “Eve of Destruction” Maguire

2018-07-07: I guess #ENG are doing okay from set pieces, but...

2018-07-07: 👑 HARRY 👑

2018-07-07: “And football said to England, ‘I was not threatening you...

2018-07-07: Just checking: Has ⚽️ come home yet?

2018-07-06: A neural network creates video game titles: Alien in the...

2018-07-06: Hazard has been absolutely heroic.

2018-07-06: The whole Belgium side look exhausted. I don’t see how...

2018-07-06: Courtois has been just superb today (so far). I attribute...

2018-07-06: This Brazil side seems a good bit more emotionally resilient...

2018-07-06: What a magnificent player De Bruyne is ⚽️

2018-07-06: Snakes & Ladders: and he cried when he realized that...

2018-07-06: Just a reminder that all these posts come from social.ayjay.org,...

2018-07-06: Milton’s God (and Google’s) – Snakes and Ladders

2018-07-06: The Rings of Saturn – Snakes and Ladders

2018-07-06: Re-upping ⚽️

2018-07-06: “an America that is wealthier and lonelier, that has higher...

2018-07-06: The Rings of Saturn – Snakes and Ladders

2018-07-05: Well, Apple has decided to take Maps seriously — now...

2018-07-05: My son has just moved to Chicago and I’m giving...

2018-07-05: You’ve got to be impressed when courage, steadfastness and resolute...

2018-07-05: I’ve been thinking about Instagram’s refusal to offer users the...

2018-07-05: Snakes & Ladders: re-reading Trollope

2018-07-05: “We await the kingdom, we don’t impose it.”

2018-07-05: This is a great post from my buddy Austin, and...

2018-07-05: Goodness, Coda for iOS is an amazing app: feature-rich, with...

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2018-07-04: Principalities, Powers, and BLM – Snakes and Ladders

2018-07-04: (you can probably tell that I’m getting through my Instapaper...

2018-07-04: signed with that cross – Snakes and Ladders

2018-07-04: Another good case for reclaiming RSS, the open web, and...

2018-07-04: “The disquieting strategic implication of this finding is that if...

2018-07-04: where citizens were, there shall users be – Snakes and...

2018-07-04: This is a harrowing and heartbreaking but also deeply informative...

2018-07-04: … had it not been for his tragically premature death...

2018-07-04: The Pacey Winger is happy for Gareth Southgate

2018-07-04: “The Rymek Bluetooth mechanical keyboard fits right into the niche,...

2018-07-03: Evening walk

2018-07-03: There’ll always be an England

2018-07-03: We learned in the 2010 World Cup that leaping up...

2018-07-03: This has been the World Cup of Blazing Shots Miles...

2018-07-03: Malcolm is very meditative this morning.

2018-07-03: Okay, so I have re-enabled cross-posting from micro.blog to Twitter....

2018-07-03: On the bedside tables at Laity Lodge

2018-07-02: This is a test post from Sunlit

2018-07-02: One last photo from the weekend: I enjoyed looking at...

2018-07-02: Leaving Laity Lodge on the good old river road….

2018-07-02: On a recent road trip I spent a good deal...

2018-07-02: I love so much the way Japan played that match....

2018-07-02: Pretty sure that the Steve Miller Band and Huey Lewis...

2018-07-02: I think Neymar just needs to realize that his pain...

2018-07-01: Past the wildflower season but there were still some lovely...

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2018-06-29: Greetings from one of my favorite places in the world,...

2018-06-28: The Senegal coach Aliou Cisse looks like he’s ready to...

2018-06-28: I’ve recently been reminded of the sheer misery that can...

2018-06-27: I think I would be just fine using iOS all...

2018-06-27: I’ve been wondering for some time whether I might be...

2018-06-26: This evening on my walk I was listening to “Jumping...

2018-06-22: Pasta with pesto, broiled tomatoes with a mayo/Parmesan/chive topping (basil...

2018-06-22: Hey, if I know you and you’re here on micro.blog,...

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2018-06-12: Davis Mountains State Park (there’s a small herd of pronghorn...

2018-06-12: View from the Observatory

2018-06-12: McDonald Observatory

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2018-06-12: June flowers in the Chihuahuan desert of West Texas

2018-06-08: June in central Texas (St Alban’s Church)

2018-06-08: I can never quite get over magnolias

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2018-06-07: This one (from one my favorite places, Odd Duck in...

2018-06-06: One more from the Wetlands

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2018-06-06: Lake Waco Wetlands, where most of the wildflowers have passed...

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2018-06-05: Also contemplation (at Joe T Garcia’s — last time I...

2018-06-05: contemplation

2018-06-05: Also Anselm Kiefer

2018-06-05: Anselm Kiefer, Book with Wings

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2018-06-05: Kimbell Art Museum

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2018-06-05: Fort Worth Botanic Garden

2018-06-02: Of course this is a word. “She blinded me with...

2018-06-02: I like walking in my neighborhood primarily because of all...

2018-06-01: You know, Jaron Lanier makes a strong case. I have...

2018-05-26: Malcolm posing for his photo shoot this morning.

2018-05-23: I really do think this is a great service, and...

2018-05-23: I read a number of early- to mid-career Philip Roth...

2018-05-23: Damon Linker: I think the pope’s strategy for a longer...

2018-05-23: Morning walk.

2018-05-23: The Pacey Winger approves of the hire of Unai Emery....

2018-05-23: John Ruskin: Fit the Second #textpatterns

2018-05-22: This is great: Austin Kleon on writing and publishing. Note...

2018-05-22: My favorite neighborhood tree.

2018-05-22: OED word of the Day: pulveratrix, n. A bird which...

2018-05-22: John Ruskin: Fit the First #textpatterns

2018-05-21: Design thinking would be great except that it’s neither design...

2018-05-21: If you’re inclined to think that reggae is over, let...

2018-05-21: Regent’s Park

2018-05-21: So as long as Twitter’s API allows it, these micro.blog...

2018-05-21: This may look like a Twitter post to you folks...

2018-05-21: (How I wish I could correct iOS’s auto-misspellings in my...

2018-05-21: The pulpit of Holy Trinity Sloane Square

2018-05-21: The lectern of Holy Trinity Sloane Square

2018-05-20: So happy for Thomas Pynchon, who may finally have some...

2018-05-19: Courtauld Gallery

2018-05-18: Another reason to despise Instagram’s non-linear feed: I just discovered...

2018-05-18: Sunset over the Thames.

2018-05-14: It appears that I am allergic to London in May....

2018-05-12: Okay, here’s one more test, after which I’ll stop. I’m...

2018-05-12: I’m still testing this. Here’s a lovely piece of electronic...

2018-05-12: This is another test of micro.blog cross-posting to Twitter.

2018-05-11: This is a text, this is only a text.

2018-04-19: Afternoon on Baylor’s campus

2018-04-19: Morning on Baylor’s campus