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Daily Archives: January 4th, 2010

Emmie’s Adventure

  A Field Guide to Evil would be handy sometimes, wouldn’t it? It could offer graphics that look like geological cross-sections, with their observable layers of rock. Like the earth, evil is multilayered, extending into the past and composed of radically different materials. Here is a perfect example of what I mean. Lisa Belkin of the New York Times in her Adventures […]

The Sadness of Amazons

  Not long ago, I wrote about hiking in the mountains and of coming across lesbian couples who had an air of toughness and lonely vulnerability. In comments regarding the recent entry on modesty and shame, a reader describes an experience that eerily echoes my own. Charles writes: Laura wrote: “There is one other important thing to remember. […]