Friday, November 07, 2008

odds and ends

I've been thinking of writing a post about why I like marathons so much. Haven't gotten around to it yet, obviously, so here's this, from the author of a new book about the NYC marathon, in the meantime:

I’ve covered the NBA, U.S. Open tennis and the Olympics, and I don’t think any one event captures the scale of humanity like the marathon.


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One of my favorite artists is William Eggleston. And this is one of my favorite pictures by him:



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Want to know more about the new second most powerful man in the world? This article is quite informative.

I read portions of it aloud to Allie last night, and she said he sounds like a dick.

Having worked in an executive office for a year and a half, my sense is that this is the right choice. He apparently knows everyone and everything. He's a proven political winner. He's a ball buster. And -- most important -- he appears to be a very close ally, someone Obama will be able to trust.

Here is another.

3 comments:

MAWG said...

Your first link is broken.

joe said...

Are you sure? I just tried it and it worked for me.

MAWG said...

Sorry - second link:

Want to know more about the new second most powerful man in the world? This article is quite informative.