What kind of librarian can’t organize things?

In Paris we have time to deplane and walk around to stretch our legs. I get two cups of coffee and croissants, and start to rejoin Katie, when I see that Wasserman has found her. He‘s carrying a light carry-on and looks even older than I remembered. They seem natural enough together. Maybe it won't … Continue reading What kind of librarian can’t organize things?

Since the NRA/NSA/RNC debacle, I have been placed on numerous watch lists.

Katie and I stand behind the blue screen totally naked. Since the NRA/NSA/RNC debacle—truthfully, my political troubles are such that I can no longer keep them separate—I have been placed on numerous watch lists. I know better than to protest the indignity, and it is a point of pride that I suffer them with pleasant … Continue reading Since the NRA/NSA/RNC debacle, I have been placed on numerous watch lists.

Questions about Texas

How will the new antiabortion law interacts with other laws? Must all airlines ask every woman if she is more than six weeks pregnant and flying somewhere to terminate a pregnancy? Can someone ask all airlines to give him a list of passengers who looked pregnant? Can a woman file an order of protection against … Continue reading Questions about Texas

But if you want certainty you are in the wrong universe.

“May I speak with Ramdas Bingaman, please?” “Speaking. Who is this?” “Charles Bellaforte in the ISBL front office here.” “Ah, so good to hear from you, Charles. I was beginning to wonder.” “Sorry about that, sir. I have been on the phone with Regency Travel all day trying to arrange your flight to Uzbekistan. In … Continue reading But if you want certainty you are in the wrong universe.

I need to find Katie, check with the league, evade the snipers, avoid the celebrity cheese vigilantes, and find out where I am supposed to be next. Uzbekistan is a big country.

I need to find Katie, check with the league, evade the snipers, avoid the celebrity cheese vigilantes, and find out where I am supposed to be next. Uzbekistan is a big country. I don’t even know where I am supposed to land. Do they even have airports there? I round the corner and shrink back. … Continue reading I need to find Katie, check with the league, evade the snipers, avoid the celebrity cheese vigilantes, and find out where I am supposed to be next. Uzbekistan is a big country.