car·riage re·turn

n. the lever or mechanism on a typewriter that would cause the cylinder on which the paper was held (the carriage) to return to the left margin of the page


Aw,Hell,it’s Mike Gravel!

Due to a presently unfinished paper which is due later today,I didn’t have an opportunity to write a post last night. In my view,the absolute weirdness of Mike Gravel completely makes up for this failing. This video’s damn sure better than any of those other candidates’Christmas/Holiday ads that the media has been Read on…

I know the world isn’t fair,but why isn’t it ever unfair in my favor?

Gore Vidal’s column over on Truthdig yesterday brought back some feelings of resentment that had faded into the background over the course of the week (I’m in the midst of fall semester finals).

I don’t agree with Mr. Vidal on the particular cause of Rep. Kucinich’s exclusion,however. Please consider his assertion Read on…

Moral defeats do not lead to victories of any sort

In 1969 playwright and essayist Václav Havel wrote a letter to Alexander Dubček,First Secretary of the Central Committee of Czechoslovakia. Dubček,a reformer,had earned the displeasure of Eastern Europe’s Soviet overlords the previous year by instituting a modest platform of reforms,including recognition of individual liberties –freedom of speech,movement,Read on…