Just back from an early morning meeting, and feeling an energy I haven’t felt in days. I have paying work to do, but I also feel like blogging, which I haven’t felt in a while. This, therefore, is an open thread while I process news and other data.
The only thing irritating me right now is that I woke up at 3 am with a wonderful idea for a post — and couldn’t remember it by the time I woke up for real at 6 this morning. I remind me of that old Steve Martin routine where he says that he always hates it when, after confessing to having forgotten a thought, someone responds by saying, “Oh, well, it can’t have been very important anyway.” Martin’s shtick is that he’ll then start hugging that insensitive person person (or shaking his hand), only to “remember” what he’d forgotten: “Oh, I remember! I’m radioactive.”