Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


06 Nov 2005, 8:49 a.m.

Comedy = Tragedy + Paradigm Shift

Leonard's relative Nate Oman is always saying interesting things. Example: "I have always had a soft spot for Prometheus. I figure that to a greater or lesser extent we are probably going to basically fail …

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23 Oct 2005, 22:44 p.m.

Didion on Schiavo

You have probably already read Joan Didion on the Schiavo case and watched Didion illustrate, but carefully leave unanswered, more precisely formulated questions about that particular tragedy and the end of life. That piece makes …

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03 Oct 2005, 11:39 a.m.

Memoirs Of A Puja

MC Masala for this week takes you to a suburban house in boomtown Silicon Valley, a generic place where I remember spending every weekend in the 1990s. Kids ran around the house, shrieking and playing, …

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19 Sep 2005, 14:05 p.m.

The Pearl Of Great Price

I will own any label you please. Crackpot, dreamer, shoddy thinker, weak-minded. None of these matter for I have found the pearl of great price. And the transforming power of that discovery and of that …

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01 Sep 2005, 10:13 a.m.

Phillip Robertson Is Braver Than I'll Ever Be

I have the freedom to yammer on about literature. I'm not in Iraq. Hajji Qais had been on Al Mutanabbi street for 10 years and the vendors all knew him. He sold greeting cards for …

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21 Jul 2005, 8:01 a.m.

Christmas Column In July

Today's MC Masala has second and third paragraphs that the Bay Area Living editor, Cathy Schutz, much improved. Thanks, Cathy. In "Interfaith Dialogue Runs Aground" I recollect a party where I conversed with a former …

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14 Jul 2005, 3:51 a.m.

Sunset is to Nightfall as Insomnia is to Wikipedia

Wowie zowie, there are some crazy people out there. Other related modern theories involve Hitler having escaped to the Antarctic, where he joined with a subterranean dinosauroid master race, with whom he now travels inside …

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28 Jun 2005, 9:03 a.m.

Eminem Domain

More John on Kelo! I'm glad y'all got a good price for the land. (I thought "arable" meant "good for farming.") But maybe your uncles were, you know, attached to the land. Pearl S. Buck's …

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09 Jun 2005, 17:55 p.m.

Still No Punchline

I still have no punchline for the set-up "Asra Nomani is standing alone in Mecca..." But you can read my review of her book. It seems unfair to judge Standing Alone in Mecca as a …

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30 May 2005, 14:00 p.m.

C.S. Lewis in Boulder, Colorado

Celestial Seasonings rooibos tea features, on the box, a very calm lion drinking drom a teacup. Leonard observed, "So he is a tame lion."

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