25 December 2012

Happy Solstice to All

As we do most years, if it occurs to me, all of us here at the Secret Blog wish you and yours a happy day gathered around the ol'pagan symbol swapping the tokens of modern materialism.

18 November 2012

Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century

I had no idea.

The constant obsession of our popular culture with Holmes is something of a mystery to me, although I watch both current attempts at updating Holmes (the first BBC series is good bordering on great, the second and third episodes of the second series are almost unwatchable). But why Holmes?

Also, the constant ferment of Holmesiana is a great argument against extending copyright. These are the sorts of derivative work that copyright (intended to promote the arts) shuts down entirely.

07 November 2012

This, Too, Shall Pass

One of the many consolations of being conservative is that we can't be too depressed at people voting for the status quo.

02 November 2012

A Good Start

In January 2008, 144,607,000 Americans 16 and over were employed. This month, 140,987,000 Americans 16 and over are employed. During the same period, the national debt has increased by approximately $5 trillion or one-third.

16 June 2012

What Does A Grecian Earn?

Isn't the most likely result of the elections in Greece this weekend a stalemate? And isn't a stalemate a pretty good result for the Euro? It avoids withdrawal but also pushes back a Eurescue of Greece, which is increasingly unpopular in Germany, in the UK and probably even in France.

02 May 2012

What Have I Been Doing?

Among other things, making pretty pictures.

24 April 2012

The Question Is...

In 2008, did Barrack Obama cunningly design the perfect campaign for the times, or was it simply the perfect time for the vapid campaign he would have run no matter the circumstance?