Happy New Year, everybody!
"The idea has traditionally been that uselessness is an essential precondition of culture, which is essential both to rhetoric and to social grace, which are in turn essential to government. Hence uselessness in education is the greatest utility in public life. None of those conceptions is now very fashionable."2. The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World, by Steven Johnson (2006), which I read when I was researching sanitation.
|Happier times: my father, on couch, with 3 of his 9 siblings|
"The [UTAH!] state’s current laws deny its gay and lesbian citizens their fundamental right to marry and, in so doing,
demean the dignity of these same-sex couples for no rational reason,"
wrote U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby.
"Accordingly, the court finds that these laws are unconstitutional."