“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Gayle Skidmore Builds Herself a Paper Box

Hat tip: Hugh Hewitt's

My musical tastes are mostly true classical through the romantic period, non-smooth jazz, and funky just about anything else. This song reminded me instantly of someone special.


  1. One of the real curious things about us homonids is, we grow up real slow, which makes smart, according to the folk that sudy us.

  2. Hey, speak for yourself. Some of us never grow up. Because we were born old.