“A writer is someone who is interested in all the arts, in politics, and of course the psychology of people. Someone passionate about everything.”
– Susan Sontag, Radio France Interview (“Regarding Susan Sontag,” from HBO)
An excerpt from the latest book by Taylor Marsh:
…This is the heart of infidelity – physical lust and longing that are separate from love. Having the ability to live in the eye of passion blocking all else out, not allowing the complications of feelings and emotions to enter the arena of desire. Nothing exists but two human animals finding their way to erotic release. Carnality can catch you up in its vortex where you find yourself doing things you never dreamed of before. Sexual acts of unbounded moral lethality or unlimited imagination can take you over a pleasure cliff you never knew existed, and over which you feel you have no control. When an affair is moored in the physical alone, no earthly responsibilities attached, the escape works like a narcotic. It becomes an obsession, and is equally as deadly as any drug. […]
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Anthony Shadid died recently while reporting from Syria, the victim of a fatal asthma attack. He was Beirut bureau chief for the New York Times at the time of his […]
UPDATED – McDonnell Statement Below
Religious conservatives are underestimating what signing Virginia’s state rape legislation will mean for the career and ambitions of Gov. Bob McDonnell. Perhaps one of the saner Republicans who actually […]
Paul may not be purposefully helping Mitt Romney, though their detente seems fairly obvious if you’ve been paying attention.
However, considering Mitt Romney is burning through his campaign cash faster than he can raise it […]
Scandal is swirling around DSK again, this time in France. From Reuters:
“People are not always clothed at these parties. I challenge you to tell the difference between a nude prostitute and a classy lady […]
“We all know that this country was founded on a Judeo-Christian ethic but the Judeo-Christian ethic was a Protestant Judeo-Christan ethic, sure the Catholics had some influence, but this was a Protestant country and […]
Winslow Wheeler is one of a very determined band of defense experts who have been diligently deciphering and challenging the Pentagon budget, expenditures and priority for years.
I’ve cited Wheeler many times before, […]