We destroy the beauty of the countryside because the un-appropriated splendors of nature have no economic value. We are capable of shutting off the sun and the stars because they do not pay a dividend. — John Maynard Keynes
What I meant to say: Archives back on-line
I had finally figured out one thing I'd been doing wrong, but then I did something else stupid that I can't figure out how to undo, that is, to delete from the site. So please forgive the two stuttering entries on this topic below. Anyway, the archives are back. Among the more interesting items from the past (this blog began at the start of this year) is the little essay from January 18 on how and why I wrote A Gift for the Sultan. Just click on "Archives" (left column of this page) and find that date. There's lots more, of course, including my responses to arrests and executions in Cuba, on Hugo Ch�vez, on Bush's war and our opposition, and so on.