A Wail of a Wall

As many of you who read this blog know, I am "based" in Florida. This means -- News Alert! -- I live in a right-wing state, one that has a fairly substantial amount of  geezer neanderthals who live hand to mouth on Social Security and the pathetic 50K they managed to save after working up…

Rough Breathing Sisi

Tonight CBS' 60 Minutes is only now broadcasting a 4-month old interview with the balding Egyptian interloper. An unflattering entretien, it featured El-Sisi's pasty face and pig-like little black eyes. He looks increasingly uncomfortable at the questions, which were not shown to him beforehand, and soon is sweating profusely, even as he tries to maintain a supercilious…

The Lotus Eater

Somerset Maugham wrote a famous short story once called The Lotus Eater (here's an ad-free and almost typo-less version that you can read for nothing), about a 35-year old banker from London who chucked it all one day to go live on Capri on an annuity that would expire in 25 years, at which time…