At right, on the list of places to burgle, you will find a link to the Manolo. I first linked to Manolo because of his lighthearted comments about fashion, particularly shoes. Recently, prompted by Martha Stewart's implicit endorsement of the poncho, Manolo posted the following:
The Manolo No-Poncho Pledge
"I (insert the name here) swear on the head and/or the grave of my sainted granny to never wear, buy, knit, crochet, or fashion from the old throw rug, the poncho. And if the poncho it is given to me as the gift, I will graciously thank the giver and then, when she has left, put the poncho into the dog's bed and/or the trash as the case she may be. Only by doing these things faithfully can I help end for the good of the humanity the scourge that is the poncho. So help me Manolo."
Then I noticed Manolo is reading the greatest mystery novel ever written.
And also, Manolo posted some very thoughtful comments on modesty and what is valuable and worth pursuing in life.
I promise a post on Plato/Republic soon.