On the Rising and Falling of Cities

Around 40 years ago, John Kennedy Toole wrote his Pulitzer Prize winning work, A Confederacy of Dunces — a novel about the misadventures of his New Orleanian character Ignatius Reilly. In the opening scene, Reilly is unduly harassed by a police officer and retorts: “Is it the part of the police department to harass me … Read more


Vols 7, Gators 16 Ouch. After three consecutive victories, I’d almost forgotten what it was like to lose to Florida. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. Perhaps I shouldn’t have been so quick to release 30% of my hatred for the Gators… To say that the Tennessee offense was unimpressive would be a gross understatement. Between our receivers’ … Read more