sometimes a monument is just a monument

December 11, 2005
Quote of the Moment
"Even young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective."
--P.J.O'Rourke

Article of the Moment
Slate had a good, not-afraid-to-be-opinionated tour of the monuments of our nation's capital

Kind of weird to think how tombstones are also kind of like one-person-honoring monuments themselves.