As regular readers of the Web log know, my extended family is… well, extensive. This is primarily due to my big sister Rose, who has a huge brood of cute, lovely, bright children and her husband’s brother’s family, which is quite close and equally as populous. Consequently, events like Christmas dinner have traditionally required elaborate… Continue reading Greek Alphabet Rapidly Running Out of Letters
Things were so hectic at the office today that leaving to eat lunch was simply not feasible. The new regime in Saudi Arabia, combined with the confrontation over debt resolution between Greece and the rest of the European Union had packed my schedule from six in the morning until eight at night. Amid the barrage… Continue reading What’s a Measly Epidemic Among Neighbors?
It was a mighty glum Mortimer Groenteboer of the American Fruit and Vegetable Council who came to visit my office on the afternoon of Friday March 30. “He looks,” Gretchen opined in an instant message shortly before showing him in, “like he was weaned on a pickle.” And so he did. A more unhappy Washington… Continue reading Scalia Says Obamacare Tastes Like Broccoli
Late this afternoon, I concluded a long and arduous consultation with the representatives of former Icelandic banks. It seems the Icelandic authorities are about to try their former Prime Minister for raping their economy, and the people behind those banks are, let us say, extremely concerned. It was grueling; I was exhausted. But the first… Continue reading When Rush Limbaugh Goes too Far – Is It a Fluke?