Current News

My parents guide me still. Their cares and concerns were lovingly local. Neighbors, what was happening at church, the job, the local ball teams, especially one that I played on–that’s what they talked about and cared about. National news, not to mention world news, rarely occupied their minds or became a subject of conversation.

A.M. Juster

Reading poet, Latin translator and former civil servant Mike Juster’s Sleaze and Slander. Here’s an unconditional skewering: “On the Man Who Found Treasure When He Meant to Hang Himself” (from the Latin of Ausonius  310-395AD). A man who had knotted a noose saw gold and cut himself loose. The owner discovered the knot and hoisted himself on […]