I have material stored up on a whole range of topics, which I hope to get to ... when I can. In recent days I have, quaintly, been distracted by "writing"; and more traveling-and-writing lie ahead. I'll be off line for the next few days but then in theory I will get to:
- More on "demographic realities" and the aftermath of last week's Obama-Netanyahu exchanges;
- More and more, from engineers and airline pilots, on Air France 447;
- More on tax-and-deficit, and ability to argue about big public issues;
- More on communication among non-native speakers;
- Three notable take-down jobs, and what they signify. (Pre-reading hints: I'm talking about pieces by Eric Alterman, Michael Lind, and Gary Greenberg, with bonus background reading from Benjamin Walllace-Wells);
- More on password construction and online security;
- More on Obama's London and Middle East speeches and the linguistic intrigues thereof;
- More on China's current woes, and strengths;
- More on the semiotics of Chinese street signs;
- More on positive-themed aviation news, good and bad;
- Even more on TSA, including my third encounter with the Full Body Scanning machines (read: my third "enchanced pat down");
- More on Achilles tendon miracles and the rediscovery of running;
- And other stuff. This is my intended to-do list, at a rate of maybe one or so per day starting in a few days.
FOR THE MOMENT, two mentions timed to observances today (it's still Sunday in Calif, where I am for the moment) and tomorrow.