Status Update, 7/1/22
1 July 2022 | 6:12 pm

For the second day in a row, I feel perfectly fine; still a little tired, but at this point I suspect that has more to do with being on my ass for the last couple of weeks as it does with having been sick. My brain is also waking up a bit more, which is […]

The Big Idea: Lucas J.W. Johnson
1 July 2022 | 4:50 pm

Rome wasn’t built in a day — and its fall took even longer. But what if… that fall never happened at all? Lucas J.W. Johnson is on it with The Clockwork Empire. LUCAS J. W. JOHNSON: There’s something compelling about the fall of the Roman Republic and its transformation to Empire—Caesar and Augustus and the […]

A Personal History of Music, Day 30: “Lover’s Return,” by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris
30 June 2022 | 6:10 pm

In one’s life, one is lucky to get one or two genuinely perfect moments. This song soundtracked one of mine, which I described here on Whatever a couple of years ago: It’s 1999. Krissy and I had our first house. Our daughter was newly born. I had gotten my first book contract, or was about […]


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