Saturday, May 5, 2012

Should I Have Breakfast For Dinner?

I have decided that I should. Pity it can't be this breakfast, though, prepared and served by the chap who writes of it. I have never written the word "chap" before, and I am 68 years old.

Friday, May 4, 2012

1981. I Remember It Well.

No job, no prospects. Hanging on by my fingernails, a series of roommates. Bleak. Disastrous. It got worse. But the jobs report is not about me this time, and for that I'm grateful. I can just wonder at a week of so much rain that there is not just a puddle in the front yard, but a pond. Shallow, but still a pond.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Election Bylines 2012

This guy belongs at the top of the list. Also, Tim Weiner, Charlie Savage. I will try to keep you up to date.

Billy Collins Is A Natural

I tried to get him up onto Facebook a few weeks ago and failed because there are often times when technology is beyond my capacity. I'm going to try again now.

Monday, April 30, 2012

War Criminals

I had almost forgotten about Rodriguez. The fact that 60 Minutes did not is a good thing. The way they handled it? Crap.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

McFerrin Sunday

There are lots of great live videos on YouTube, I just liked this so much.


Has always been about commerce, commerce, commerce. Anyone who thinks otherwise is self-deluded. It's about busloads of Asian tourists descending on San Marco like so many locusts. It's about the African refugees spreading their blankets along the Grand Canal at dusk to hawk the knock-offs they're not allowed  to sell publicly in the daytime. Who knows, it may be about the purveyors of glass candy and masks concealing the (illegal) made-in-China origins of their wares.
Still, they have billboards now. It goes too far. Venice sells melancholy, not despair. Nobody will pay for despair. Not there. They have tarnished the brand. I am hoping they will come to their senses.