a blog with cultural bulimia.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Sunday Times.

 "The quiet (and disquiet) of a swim in solitude."

"Our former nanny, a 26-year-old former teacher with excellent references, liked to touch her breasts while reading The New Yorker and often woke her lovers in the night by biting them. She took sleeping pills, joked about offbeat erotic fantasies involving Tucker Carlson and determined she'd had more female sexual partners than her boyfriend. How do I know these things? I read her blog.

I have always believed that an elected official's private life is not a part of the public record. Before and after the Mayor Jim West episode, I have heard colleagues discuss outing legislators who oppose gay rights but are rumored to be gay. What are the ethics in this case? State Senator Ken Jacobsen, Seattle
The Ethicist answers.

"If you think about how much is going on in the background, and how calm the pose is, it creates a wonderful dissonance." The Cloths That Filled Matisse's Canvases.