“Liberty Green Knows How To Pave A Street,” and a potpourri of other links.


All week long, I kept pasting to this list of links. Why stop now?

Someone interjected this progressive paving link into another blog’s fevered discussion of judging the length and breadth of human progress on planet Earth by the results of a New Albany city audit. You’re forgiven for missing it — the story and the discussion: Liberty Green Knows How To Pave A Street (Broken Sidewalk blog).

Baseball’s finished and the damned Yankees won. Now it’s the off-season, and time for board gaming, as in Strat-O-Matic Puts Negro Leagues in Play – NYTimes.com.

I wrote about World War I in the Tribune on Thursday, and an expatriated New Albanian correspondent sent me this link to YouTube: Green Fields of France, by the Corries. Many thanks, D. It’s a touching song. Meanwhile, the Guardian’s assessment of a noted literary figure of the era is also appreciated: Siegfried Sassoon: The reluctant hero Books The Guardian.

As the conclusion of volume two of Richard Evans’s majestic three-volume history of the Third Reich nears for me, an obituary almost passed unnoticed. Richard Sonnenfeldt, chief interpreter at Nuremberg, died on October 9th, aged 86, (from The Economist).

Closer to home, councilman John Gonder comments on last night’s health care vote: 220 and 51 is OK By Me.

On the topic of intrusive government, or not, there’s Booze Politics News and Thoughts, from Lew Bryson’s blog. Noteworthy is the notion of “too broke to fix” in the context of (any) state’s alcohol regulations.

Speaking of which, the Courier-Journal tells us that a New Albany city councilwoman (was) charged with driving while intoxicated. My gut instinct is that there is little relevance in this, although if I don’t make a passing nod at something being reported in the C-J and already the subject of Twitter banter, there’ll be accusations of playing favorites. Folks, if you’re going to play the drinking game, you need to organize your commute accordingly. ‘Nuff said.

I’m hitting the road for Sunday bicycling.