Ed Kemmick points out, quite correctly, the eloquence of a passage in this Roger Clawson column. But to me, Ed's post read less like a tribute to good writing than as a reminder of the mind-numbing job of newspaper editing.
I edited that Clawson column about 12 hours into an 18-hour shift on Tuesday. If you had asked me on Wednesday afternoon about that passage, I would have remembered exactly one thing: In the original, both "tabula" and "rasa" were misspelled, a rare twofer in the Misspelling, Foreign Words category.
After Ed wrote about it, I could see that it was, indeed, a masterful bit of prose. And it reads even better with the words spelled right.