Memo to Messrs Bolton and Bush: hop into Air Force One and visit a small American city such as, oh, Indianapolis. Watch while your assistants ask the first hundred people they meet to name a previous American Ambassador to the UN. I predict that few, if any, will be able to name more than three or four. Then ask them what they know about the UN. A little humility here, please, folks...
Shoe update: Despite the furor created by the Women's Lacrosse team at the White House, I opted for the sequined flip-flops.
Writing Update: it's going. I've switched energies around a lot today and yesterday, working on lots of different areas. This doesn't feel productive in the same way that writing 3000 words is productive, but one word plus another plus another will eventually equal done, right?
Words Written: lots of scribbles, wadded up and thrown in the trash can, but also some promising notes alongside the deletions
Books on Floor: thirty-one