Punishment of Counterfeiting – Constitution Article 1 §8.6

Punishment of Counterfeiting – Constitution Article 1 §8.6

This week I’m studying Article 1 §8.6 of the Constitution. It’s about the Congress’ power to punish counterfeiters. I’m not particularly interested in counterfeiting, but I am interested in living in a country that works. In the wonderful anime series Kino’s Journey, a character who’s looking to settle down wanders into a nice, boring country…

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Constitution Article 1 §8.5 – Coinage, Weights, and Measures

Constitution Article 1 §8.5 – Coinage, Weights, and Measures

This week I’m studying Article 1 §8.5 of the Constitution. It’s about the Congress’ power over coinage, weights, and measures. When I hear “coinage, weights, and measures” I think about how much stress I have related to my finances, my weight, and the shape of my body. I wish I could just leave it to…

The Evolution of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Swan Lake

The Evolution of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Swan Lake

Swan Lake is almost the definition of “canon” for classical ballet. What could be more rigid and tradition-bound than the most famous ballet? It turns out, a lot of things can. Swan Lake has changed a lot from its premiere in 1877, and even today, every performance is a little different. Since it’s also performed…

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Constitution Article 1 §8.4 – Bankruptcy

Constitution Article 1 §8.4 – Bankruptcy

In the wonderful anime series Kino’s Journey, a character who wanders the world in search of a place to settle down finds a country where people live in relative peace and freedom and are welcoming to newcomers. His companion comments that it seems like a perfectly normal place, to which he replies, “A lot of…

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Music I Liked Last Week – Archspire, Raven Hollywood, Be’lakor, Tchaikovsky

Music I Liked Last Week – Archspire, Raven Hollywood, Be’lakor, Tchaikovsky

Last week was tough. I was sick and I had deadlines. But when the going gets tough, the tough listen to music. Not a lot, though. I’d put on an album then not noticed when it finished. But a few things penetrated the fog. This is what stood out last week.

Hello, Nurse

Hello, Nurse

Remember the Animaniacs cartoon? Where the cartoon characters ran around acting crazy until they saw a pretty girl, then they’d stop everything and shout in chorus, “Helloooo, nurse!” It’s funny how silly lines like that can work their way into your personal vocabulary. This one time, at band camp, at a music festival, I was…

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