Daily Archives: August 5, 2003


An old treasure made new…

Brigham Young

Brigham Young (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Having already missed Pioneer Day myself—you know, the day of “the most organized and disciplined westward migration in American history” when Brigham Young led a four-month exodus from points east to the land of sun and salt (July 24th, 1847)—don’t let this and other red-letter days pass you by. Check your almanac and get your moon phases, gardening tips, and a boatload of whatnot.


On Rhetoric and Conversation

I read recently about the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy and about other dos and don’ts of debating at Truth Tree, a site offering its share of left-leaning positions in a series of essays,and message boards for each for readers to submit their responses. Not cutting edge site design by any means (nor especially current), but stimulating nonetheless. I was reminded of Dean and Marshall VanDruff’s Conversational Cheap Shots (please pardon my implication of causality), but here we have an effort at community.