I say Mel Gibson is and has been an anti-Semite and will remain so. There's no need to forgive or not to forgive, it's who he is, and if he wants to sound off about the Jews -- drunk or not -- then people need to understand him for what he is. People also need to understand that him saying "I meant none of the things I said" is bullshit. And that, is that.
I realized that I'm in the middle of a bounty of books right now. Among those are:
- The Bone Woman
- Born to Kvetch
- The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
In other news: I've got three papers on the burner, and can't quite decide what to do and where to go with them. It'd be so easy to just stay where I am. I don't really WANT to live in California or in a small town with less than 10,000 people. But ...