Have you ever noticed that peculiar phenomenon, where everything is going great guns and then something steps in to kill the buzz? As you might surmise from the previous post, Friday afternoon I was steaming full speed ahead like Farragut up Mobile Bay, damning torpedoes left and right, doing what I do best. Then, as… Continue reading Seventeen Will Get You Twenty
It’s only a short walk to my office on Constitution Avenue from the Commerce Department, so it was hardly more than a brief bit of exercise in the passably fresh air of Washington in January, but Bixby looked exhausted anyway. “Tom, the Interagency Working Group on International Economics needs to buy some of your time… Continue reading Departmental Drones Do Davos, Draft Dollarific Document Deal
Should you ever journey past CIA Headquarters, driving from US Route 495 down the George Washington Parkway in the direction of Roosevelt Island, there is an exit not far after the CIA which leads to Chain Bridge Road. Make a left, as it were, by making a right onto the cloverleaf, and cross back over… Continue reading All Strung Out
My email Inbox has been overflowing with epistles concerning my name. Approximately 50 percent of them are from other people who call themselves “Tom Collins.” They present irate demands that I stop using “their” name or else they will sue me, attack my Web site, find my residence and firebomb it, track me down like… Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Since I seriously doubt anyone else will, I here duly note the passing of Public Access Channel 92 in Montgomery County, Maryland. It wasn’t around long, and probably suffered from the cable company’s benign neglect – they never, for example, put it in their cable guide channel listings. Nevertheless, Channel 92 offered, I am told,… Continue reading Requiem for Channel 92