Low River Levels Threaten River Commerce I was quoted in the Webster-Kirkwood Times yesterday. The writer made me seem much more eloquent than I really am.
Talk about "vapid." On "Morning Joe" today (click for link), the panelists sat around and complained about how little substance there is in this year's presidential campaign. "Am I the only one depressed here?" asks Joe. Then the other panelists groan and say yes, they, too, are depressed by this state of affairs. They of … Continue reading A Campaign About Nothing?
I've just finished reading The Submission, a novel by Amy Waldman. It was one of the most powerful books I've read lately. It begins as a jury is picking the winner of an anonymous competition to design the memorial at Ground Zero in New York City. Primarily at the urging of one member—who had lost … Continue reading The Submission, by Amy Waldman
It was actually refreshing to read this story today, about the rescue of Abby Sunderland: ...The countries involved in the rescue effort have brushed off questions about the cost of the rescue and have no plans to seek recompense. Rescues at sea are a no-cost agreement under international conventions regarding maritime search and rescue operations. … Continue reading Rescue At Sea