If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the girl’s virginity can be found, she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done a disgraceful thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you. – Deuteronomy 22:20-21
From his superb blog:
Christy Lemire wrote me: “So, everyone seems pretty moved by the Esquire piece on you, but I’m wondering what you thought about it. It’s so intimate, personal.”
Yeah, it was, wasn’t it? It was also well written, I thought. When I turned to it in the magazine, I got a jolt from the full-page photograph of my jaw drooping. Not a lovely sight. But then I am not a lovely sight, and in a moment I thought, well, what the hell. It’s just as well it’s out there. That’s how I look, after all.
It was an inexplicable instinct that led me to agree when Chris Jones contacted me requesting an interview. The idea of Esquire appealed to me. I did a bunch of interviews for them in the 1970s, when it was the crucible of the New Journalism.
From Reader ML who asks:
When and how does one realize that they have reached adulthood?
I think your childhood is officially over when you realize that your parents and other adults are just as clueless about life as you.
What say you Cynics?
Finally, a state where I can spend my krugerrands and doubloons!
South Carolina will no longer recognize U.S. currency as legal tender, if State Rep. Mike Pitts has his way.
Pitts, a fourth-term Republican from Laurens, introduced legislation earlier this month that would ban what he calls “the unconstitutional substitution of Federal Reserve Notes for silver and gold coin” in South Carolina.
If the bill were to become law, South Carolina would no longer accept or use anything other than silver and gold coins as a form of payment for any debt, meaning paper money would be out in the Palmetto State.
“I almost drowned,” he said.
Williams went to the competition with two friends who put a visit to Mavericks on their “bucket lists.”
He saw a lull in the waves and walked out onto the wall to get a better view of surfers lolling around in what looked like calm water.
The wave that knocked him off the wall came from the left, out of his line of sight, and it was too late to get away by the time he recognized the danger.
He said he wouldn’t have been on the wall if he had known that one of the Mavericks waves had struck an hour earlier, or if he had anticipated another one.