Monthly Archives: October 2014

Impressions of coincidence

Among some of the other collections of words on pages that I’m currently flipping through (Through the Ruins of the Empire is proving remarkably stimulating so far), I’ve just started re-reading Thinking, Fast and Slow. Here’s a fun quote: “A single incident may make a recurrence less surprising. Some years ago, my wife and I […]

From Edmonton to Spain: Communicative politics

Don Iveson recently mayor’ed his way into my Twitter feed, with what I found to be an impressively detailed explanation for Edmonton’s photo radar policy. From the comments below, I believe this is in response to a recent petition the city received opposing the policy. Also heartening is the ongoing dialogue that can be seen […]

Some kind thoughts from 1869

“Pierre’s insanity consisted in not waiting, as he used to do, to discover personal attributes, which he termed ‘good qualities’, in people before loving them; his heart was now overflowing with love, and by loving people without cause he discovered indubitable cause for loving them.” War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy: p. 886 I thought this […]