Blurt!Commonplace Book


“The afterlife of a dead mall is interesting. Schools are moving into malls; some students are completing high school in a converted Macy’s in Vermont. A Dillard’s in Texas is now a radio station. Malls are becoming home to community colleges and libraries and offices.”

posted Aug. 28, 2022, 8:00pm

“Savage was generous and genuine in puzzling out these topics with me, even after years of considering and reconsidering them already. As for the better-known controversies over what he’s written, he has a tendency to explain rather than apologize for his mistakes, or to explain more than he apologizes.”

posted Aug. 11, 2022, 8:00pm

“There’s another previously underserved audience that’s responded to Wingspan: women. Stegmaier doesn’t have gender breakdowns of who’s purchased Wingspan, but he does note that the game’s official Facebook group is 40 percent women — which may not sound particularly high, but the group for Stonemaier’s other bestselling game, Scythe, is 90 percent men.”

posted Aug. 4, 2022, 8:00pm

“It seems that, in [Kagan’s] view, Kavanaugh is trying to ‘bank capital’ by flaunting his empathy, as if he can mitigate the unjust effects of his most conservative opinions. His deep concern for the losing party should offset the actual ramifications of his actions.”

posted Jul. 5, 2021, 10:04pm