The day the blogging started

This blog will reach its first birthday, or anniversary, on March 31. March 18, 2008 was the first day the Marketplace of Ideas blog started. Since I’ve been blogging continuously since that day, March 18 represents my first day as an opinionmongering blogger, I guess. Following is what I wrote on the original Marketplace of […]

Presty the DJ for March 19

Today in 1965, Britain’s Tailor and Cutter Magazine ran a column asking the Rolling Stones to start wearing ties.  The magazine claimed that their male fans’ emulating the Stones’ refusal to wear ties was threatening financial ruin for tiemakers. To that, Mick Jagger replied: “The trouble with a tie is that it could dangle in […]