Better the Putin You Know than the Putin You Don’t

As the day after Christmas before a weekend, this Friday was a federal holiday, but to about half of my clients, that didn’t mean squat. For quite a few of them, it was just another Friday, either because they’re not Christians and they don’t care a fig about when Jesus was born, or, like Dr.… Continue reading Better the Putin You Know than the Putin You Don’t

North Korea vs. Sony Pictures – Interview in a Quagmire

Despite the impending holidays, I still manged to get overbooked this week, which lead to Gretchen and me having to work nine and one half hours on a Saturday. The increasing urgency of various matters around the planet have made it nearly impossible for me to work a decent five day week anymore, but in… Continue reading North Korea vs. Sony Pictures – Interview in a Quagmire

Police Chief Mark Kessler – Unsafe At Any Caliber

The City Zen restaurant is located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, on Maryland Avenue here in Washington.  This means, of course, that the hotel guests come there to dine, and so it was that last night, as Cerise and I were enjoying our desserts of raspberry pavolova and tarte tatin, respectively, prior to departing for an… Continue reading Police Chief Mark Kessler – Unsafe At Any Caliber

The Internet Gets Pwned by NSA

Syria had everyone who is anyone in Washington – and their assistants – which includes me and Gretchen, of course, inside working today.  That’s a real shame because the weather was absolutely gorgeous outdoors and all I could do was look through the picture window at it as the sun shined down through a seventy-five… Continue reading The Internet Gets Pwned by NSA

Send in the Congressmen… Don’t Bother, Steve Stockman’s Here

Around eight-thirty Friday night at the Round Robin Bar in the Willard Hotel, I chanced upon Jefferson Jackson Beauregard Clay III, a key member of Representative Steve Stockman’s staff.  He was enjoying a specialty of the house – the branch water mint julep, and the one he was drinking might not have been his first… Continue reading Send in the Congressmen… Don’t Bother, Steve Stockman’s Here