Entries from February 2008

Garden Notes: Schoenberg and a Calico Cat…

Published on February 29th, 2008 by Malachi

I’d seen her before, a few times. As I would be opening the door to the garden she would be making a very hasty exit, garden right. Sometimes so hasty that all I would catch would be her calicoed tail rapidly disappearing after her around the corner of the house. No amount of puss-entreaty on […]

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Garden notes: Two falcons, hunting in tandem.

Published on February 23rd, 2008 by Malachi

Something new in falcon behavior happened the other day, a day of watery but welcome sun, a time to sit outside and commune with sparrows and doves who were in mid-feed. Swooping over the roof of the studio to my left, and flying low and powerfully towards the trees to my right, came two falcons […]

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Mr. McCain: Impropriety, or “just” the appearance of it?

Published on February 23rd, 2008 by Malachi

First let’s try a little exercise in fairness. While living in London as a young man (1957-1971), I was introduced to the concept of “The Man on the Clapham Bus”, an oft-invoked synonym for “The Common Man”. He was the classic if mythical average reasonable man originally posited by Walter Bagehot, an early editor of […]

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