@iplaudius Compliment fail:
*Whatever WILL you do with all those pearls, now that the swine have been taken away?
@Jeremy Mesiano-Crookston I can't believe they terminated your account. I like your writing -- the humorous and the serious stuff alike -- and I am always interested to know what you have to say, when you decide to take the time to make a comment.
Whatever you do with all those pearls, now that the swine have been taken away?
Blurring the lines of the Twin Cities, naturally:
- Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
- Prince (his birthplace and home; he still plays public concerts occasionally)
- Minneapolis Skyway System
- Fabulous local mezzo-soprano KrisAnne Weiss
- Orchestra Hall and the Minnesota Orchestra
- Minnesota Public Radio
The "soulless careerist" characterization works for almost everyone in Los Angeles.
@Anarcissie Amen. I've been doing that for over ten years now. It's the easiest way to make coffee for one in the morning, and way less to clean up than with a coffee maker.
I loved "A Wrinkle In Time." Is that my root?
As long as *someone* can explain to my why oh why Ryan Gosling was snubbed, I guess I'll be able to die another day.
Honest question: could this have also been categorized as a "What a world" piece?
If Matt Saracen knew he was going to have his photo taken, would he have worn underwear?
The current and upcoming generations of economists think they can play with statistics and bypass discipline-specific knowledge and expertise.
It's offensive and stupid. Economists aren't statisticians, so for the most part they don't understand the mathematics that produces the figures they use in their analyses. They don't know anything about the disciplines they're criticizing, so they frame the questions crudely and draw inaccurate conclusions from their analyses.
Here's an economic argument: If you want better teachers, make the field more competitive and pay teachers more. A lot more. It's a simpler economic hypothesis and easier to support with argument and empirical data.