Kentucky Fried Brain

The Spring semester 2003 is now finished for me. What day is it? The last few have been a blur. It’s always difficult to accelerate to the frenetic pace of the last month of the semester, and then come to a sudden halt. But I suppose I will manage. Shouldn’t I be doing something?…

Leisure Time

Ok, my brain is fried, but that does not give me the excuse to let it go. This article in National Review today is required reading. The author Gleaves Whitney discusses the nature of leisure and what we are to do with it. Read it–in your leisure time.

How much do you read?

This page has some interesting profiles of “America’s Biggest Readers.” The Number One reader in America, Harriet Klausner, reportedly reads 20 books per week! And I thought I was a hero for approaching 20 since this year began. The fastest reader in the world can read a 240 page book in 20 minutes, with comprehension! … Read more

Rita Rudner and the Cultural Redemption

Because I don’t have cable television, channel surfing is not a sport in which I often participate. Today, though, I decided to turn on the black box as I was eating a quick lunch. What I saw amazed me. I happened upon a show called Ask Rita. The show is hosted by comedianne Rita Rudner … Read more

A Man’s Man

If you haven’t read yet about the mountain climber who had to cut his own arm off to escape from a boulder that was pinning him, read it now. This story is incredible, and a testimony to the fact that sacrifices are made with every decision we make, some more costly than others. This fellow … Read more

Fair and Balanced News

We here at TruePravda (actually, just me–since I’m the only one here) will stand for nothing less than the truth–the name is, after all, TRUEPRAVDA. Therefore, I want to share all sides of the story. For this reason, I’m providing the following link: It’s almost passe, but I still found it to be quite … Read more

Associated Press or Parody?

The news media as we know it keeps proving its irrelevancy. Take, for instance, this AP photo and caption found on Yahoo News (thanks to Opinion Journal for the link). What relevance to anything does this have?


…from the Latin procrastinare, pro “forward” + crastinus “of to-morrow.” The etymology of the word says it all. So, due to lack of motivation to write my paper, I am putting off finishing until tomorrow. It seems after all these years of writing papers that I would learn my lesson. It seems that way, but … Read more


Ok, while you’re waiting for me to get this website in order, I’ll give you a little trivia to pass the time. You may have noticed the name of my weblog: TruePravda. You may also be wondering “what in the world does that mean?” The “True” part is not that difficult. The “Pravda” part is … Read more