Hello, August! The weather has been superb here in New York, and I have been spending all of my free time out and about. We have been trying to become more politically aware, especially with the upcoming elections. Here are some things that we’ve been reading this week.
- I have grown increasingly suspicious of Jefferson after learning about Marbury v. Madison in my Constitutional Law class last semester.
- Randomly Selected Sentences from Thomas Jefferson’s Wiki Page is especially hilarious because it’s all true!
Jefferson believed that Natives should give up their own cultures, religions, and lifestyles to assimilate to western European culture and a European-style agriculture, which was more efficient.
- Mark your calendars, the Democratic National Committee just announced its debate schedule.
- At least none of our Presidential candidates are quite as bad as the New Yorker suggests (hopefully/arguably).
Jeb Bush met up with his brother George to play a friendly game of Ping-Pong. When Jeb hit the ball, he would say “Jeb,” and when George hit the ball, he would also say “Jeb.” After Jeb explained to George that he should, in fact, be saying “George,” they laughed, posed for a photo, and said “Bush.”
- Kimberly and I played a riveting game of GOP Bingo last night, but for future debates, we will be probably be making our own bingo cards. I have even been thinking of hosting a debate party! I’m looking forward to creating some punny drinks and snacks.
Just for fun:
- The history of the Torpedo Fish is really interesting!
- Monkey the Cat hunts for dinner
- Fathering, a comic by Graham Annable
This week, we posted:
- Profile: Bill Traylor
- A Pairing: Gerhard Richter and Adrienne Rich
- Book Review: A Village Life, Louise Gluck
- Books I Read in July
This weekend, I am celebrating a friend’s birthday, reading a really depressing book, and hopefully watching Fantastic Four. Wherever you are, I hope you have a good book and a great snack! What are your plans?