Off for church in a bit. Our friends the C's child Jess is to be baptised this morning, after which we are all invited to lunch at Jess's grandparents house.
The French philosopher Jacques Derrida has died in Paris at 74. A member of the Academie Française, M. Derrida was the father of the school of thought known as “deconstruction” – one of the most false and pernicious philsophical doctrines ever devised. Deconstruction essentially suggests that communication (particularly written) is impractible because our knowledge consists of nothing but nuances and shades of meaning different from everyone else's and that these differences cannot be overcome by the speaker/writer's intent. Deconstruction is useful for justifying endless moral relativism. R.I.P.
Good news from Australia ! Prime Minister Howard, a strong ally of the United States, and of President Bush, has been re-elected. Time for a Foster's !
The A's are back from Austin today. Hope T likes her presents.