THE GOOD NEWS
Don’t fail to see the movie because you think it will be a downer. With a bit of luck, this story can all have a happy ending. Remember the disappearing ozone layer? In the interest of spraying our underarms to smell nice (and cooling our refrigerators with Freon), man-made chlorofluorocarbons […]
It gets scarier and scarier. Wait til you see how the Senate is attacking the scientific community and risking our future. But let’s ease into it this way:
Kathi Derevan: ‘We finally went to see An Inconvenient Truth last night. Now, may I say, I was going more out of duty than desire. I […]
Oh, for crying out loud.
The whole point of America is that you can burn the flag. Nothing sums up her greatness so succinctly. And it is precisely this – that in America you should be free to do any damn thing you please so long as it does not impinge on the […]
THE IRONY OF THE 1% DOCTRINE
This book by Ron Suskind will surely be #1 on the best-seller lists. The 1% Doctrine holds that if there is even the slightest – one-percent – chance a terror threat may be real, America will take action as if it’s a 100% certainty.
The implications of […]
Suggested here at $38.10 in March, it closed Friday at $56.48. Then again, LEA, suggested last November at $28, closed at $22.74. I am holding both, albeit more of the former than the […]
Don’t tell me you can read these snippets without wanting to read the whole thing:
. . . humpback whales seem to be using rhyme as a way to help them remember what comes next in their complex songs. Troubadours used the same trick: they put rhymes into the epic poems they memorized because […]
On April 26, I told you this (skip all but the bold face):
Here’s an interesting speculation I do not recommend. I’ve bought some myself, but that’s me. I can’t help myself sometimes. If you buy it and lose, I could never forgive myself.
But let me back up. Remember how, in the days of […]
IT’S ALMOST TOO EASY
But you have to watch this brief interview of Congressman Lynn Westmoreland (R., GA).
Have a nice long day.
TONY SNOW SAYS SOMETHING REALLY, REALLY STUPID
Thus spake Tony Snow, as reported in yesterday’s New York Times:
‘The president understands people’s impatience – not impatience but how a war can wear on a nation,’ Mr. Snow said on the CNN program ‘Late Edition.’ ‘He understands that. If somebody had taken […]
But first . . .
Charles and I went to see Harry Connick, Jr. in one of five final benefit performances of ‘The Pajama Game.’ It was as good in 2006 as it was in 1954. Better! You should hear Harry Connick, Jr. play the piano.
(I didn’t see it […]
Quote of the Day
If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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