September 11, 2003
Jeez, LAN3, thanks for picking on me in yesterday's Comments. Sometimes I think I need to hand in the little card they gave me for being an English major in college. (I double majored: English ("to keep me well rounded") and Computer Science ("to keep me well employed"--and frankly, I think it more or less worked, even if I tend to ramble on a bit.))
Quip of the Moment
"It's useless to try to hold some people to anything they say while they're madly in love, drunk, or running for office."
Articles of the Moment
Slate has some good WTC-reading today, including two on incorrect public perceptions of the day: Wall Street Will Abandon New York … And all the other lousy post-9/11 economic predictions and What You Think You Know About Sept. 11...but don't.
Quote of the Moment
"My father's illness impressed on me from an early age that life was going to be a struggle, and there were a lot of losers."
--Tony Blair. His father, at the time a rising figure in the Conservative party, had an almost deadly stroke and lost the ability to speak for three years when Blair was 11. I really understand the sentiment, I think I felt something similar during my dad's illness and death when I was 14.