Ah, Obama: reaching for the ideal, but urging us to "act in our time," "knowing that our work will be imperfect." And a gay inaugural poet to boot.
A pair of posters (respects to Shepard Fairey and David Bowie) to celebrate one of the singular political journeys and achievements of our time. Feel free to appropriate.
Not, as they predicted, an all-night nail-biter. It's Obama before midnight.
Essential: This is the NPR Terry Gross interview with Michael Lewis publicising Lewis’ piece, Obama’s Way, in October’s Vanity Fair. (The Yanks always seem a month ahead of us.) Pete Souza/The White House. Michael Lewis with President Obama. The article is extreme journalism in which Michael Lewis gets to “loiter” around Obama for six months; […]
I’ve been meaning to post about Edmund de Waal’s wonderful memoir of his family through the viewpoint of a Hare with Amber Eyes, but deadlines are irresistible and I can’t get enough of them, so that’ll have to wait a few days. Out of NYC my friend Bob has come to the rescue with a […]
Interregum. I’m really enjoying it. You? In·ter·reg·num Plural: interregnums or interregna 1: the time during which a throne is vacant between two successive reigns or regimes 2: a period during which the normal functions of government or control are suspended 3: a lapse or pause in a continuous series Latin, from inter- + regnum reign […]