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Achenblog: October 21, 2007 - October 27, 2007

Back to the Garden: Woodstock Meets Wolf Trap

[My story in today's newspaper. I'll post annotations as soon as I recover from 650 miles of driving on the Jersey Turnpike etc.] BETHEL, N.Y. -- It rises from the hilltop, bigger than a barn, built of stone and...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 27, 2007; 9:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (241)
 
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More Heat, Less Light

A person eating his seventh bacon-cheeseburger of the week really needn't worry too much about the effects of second-hand smoke. Someone who rides a motorcycle without a helmet needn't lose sleep about the mediocre growth rate of his 401k....

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 24, 2007; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (391)
 
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Still More Dry Rain: Another Befuddled Autumn

We had some dry rain today. I saw and felt it first hand, and even drank some with mouth aimed skyward. Dry, powdery rain: Almost nutty on the palate, with the taste of ground acorns. Which raises the question:...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 23, 2007; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (145)
 
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General Election Taking Shape?

The Republicans are already running against Hillary, when not trying to chop block one another. (Huckabee called last night's debate a "demolition derby." Yeah, but without the elegance, I'd say. Check it out yourself.) The Clinton folks will bristle...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 22, 2007; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (253)
 
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