A Taste of Salameh’s Baloney

Since my last post, things have gotten hotter still, all across the USA. How hot is it? Hot enough in Arizona to dry out a forest of hundred year old desert cactus. Hot enough in Southern California to give a third-degree burn to anyone touching the metal knob on an exterior door. Hot enough in… Continue reading A Taste of Salameh’s Baloney

Mene, Mene, Tekel Putin

Titianna “Suzy” Sukovski is a commerce attaché at the Russian Embassy here in Washington, specializing in foodstuffs, principally caviar, as she represents the interests of Ryva Yaytso Prodavets Zagovor, the Russian caviar exporters’ association, which funds her post and pays the invoices for her appointments with me. She has been exploring strategies to get the… Continue reading Mene, Mene, Tekel Putin

TikTok’s Time of Tribulation

In the nineteen fifties, disaffected, sociopathic, hormonally precocious teenagers in the United States often expressed their rebellion against the adult world by engaging in games involving various kinds of reckless driving. One such practice, favored by particularly suicidal types of what were called, at the time, “juvenile delinquents,” was known as “Chicken,” so named because… Continue reading TikTok’s Time of Tribulation

Up, Up and Away in Xi’s Beautiful Balloon

Another working Saturday for Gretchen and me, although she, having completed her administrative duties and all of my consultation bookings in jig time, only needed to stay through noon. She got paid for the whole day, of course. I, on the other hand, had to remain in the office until six-thirty, dispensing advice to all… Continue reading Up, Up and Away in Xi’s Beautiful Balloon

Major Ethics Legislation Named After Freshman Member of Congress

Well, here it is at last, January, 2023. Like most, I thank God that 2022 is over. It was, after all, not the best of years. It will be, for most, an old acquaintance best forgot. But before it goes, I must reflect, what do I remember most? First of all, I remember covid. Why?… Continue reading Major Ethics Legislation Named After Freshman Member of Congress