A Funny Thing Happened in the Well of the House

The trees in my Great Falls, Virginia neighborhood offered more evidence (admittedly anecdotal) this week that global warming is real. When they turn color in the fall depends on both the light cycle and temperature, naturally, and while the decreasing length of the daylight periods at this latitude during the fall season hasn’t changed in… Continue reading A Funny Thing Happened in the Well of the House

Trump Cabinet Thinks the Unthinkable – Who’da Thunk It?

Quite early yesterday morning, so early, in fact, that I had to arrive at the office before Gretchen, a consultation began with a gentleman who insisted I call him “Randy Harry Merkin,” although that obviously could not be his real name. He paid cash, and told me that he is a policy advisor to a… Continue reading Trump Cabinet Thinks the Unthinkable – Who’da Thunk It?

Tsunami of Terrible Tweets Troubles Trump’s Twits

Friday night after work, I stopped by the Round Robin Bar for a properly made cocktail or two, and was enjoying a Van Gogh Vanilla and Caffe del Fuego white Russian, up, shaken, with a sprinkle of powdered Sri Lankan montane cardamom when I spied a haggard gentleman with huge bags under his eyes pounding… Continue reading Tsunami of Terrible Tweets Troubles Trump’s Twits

US Spies Failing to Decipher Donald Trump

I can’t discuss what Vernum and I worked on during his consultation Friday at 3:30, since he’s with the CIA and the subject matter was classified. On the other hand, after I completed my final appointment that evening, I headed down to the Willard Hotel, and there, in Round Robin Bar, I saw Vernum slouched,… Continue reading US Spies Failing to Decipher Donald Trump

Microsoft Bedeviled by Chatbot with a Plaid Dress On

Today, during lunch at Muze, my iPhone started to vibrate. I checked out the number calling me – it was Morton, who regular readers of this Web log will remember as an inveterate, peripatetic minion of Big Software. We go back a long way, and he’s a friend, of sorts. Tom: Holy smokes, Morton, where… Continue reading Microsoft Bedeviled by Chatbot with a Plaid Dress On