Two Comments on the Murder by Assassination of Dr. George Tiller
On the Whiteness of the Whale

"The God Told Me to Give You the Special Message that I Have No Special Message to Give You"

The Invisible College:

Aristocles, son of Ariston, of the deme Collytus (alias "Big-Head") (ca. 370 B.C.), Reason & Persuasion: Three Dialogues: Euthyphro, Meno, Politeia I, trans. by Belle Waring, comment. and illu. by John Holbo (Singapore: Pearson Asia).

There are much worse ways to spend a foggy Monday morning than in my office eighty feet above the Berkeley campus drinking espresso and talking about the good, the holy, education, and political order with John Holbo, Belle Waring, Sokrates, Meno, Euthyphro, Glaukon, Adeimantos, Polymarkhos, Kephalos, and Thrasymakhos: "Yesterday I went down to the Piraeus with Glaukon the son of Ariston..."

And, of course, I am alone. The campus is dead this week.