Archive for June, 2010

No, Mr. President, I think you should stand with me for once.

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Today the President emailed asking if I’d “stand with him” on climate change legislation. But from the day he took office, he’s demonstrated that anybody who stands with him ends up standing alone. I’m not going to be Charlie Brown to his Lucy. Call me when you’ve kept a promise, sir.


Monday, June 7th, 2010

From Susan Orlean’s New Yorker blog: “Volcanic ash is as soft as baby powder, if baby powder were made of microscopic shards of glass.”

It’s somewhat amazing to me, the things that are tossed off when real writers blog.

one less thing

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Steve, you know I love you, but video chat is not one more thing. For starters, it was obvious when you mentioned the front-facing camera. Furthermore, if it’s Wifi only, you might as well use regular old iChat on a real computer. But most of all, I just don’t care about video chat. I have absolutely no need to see people I’m talking to, and I certainly don’t want to have to primp before a phone call. Ugh. Worst “one more thing” ever.