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Achenblog: March 9, 2008 - March 15, 2008

Blogrolling, Spitzer and McCain

I'm putting together a blogroll. I know, like three years too late. I just can't seem to get around to it. My inability to put together a blogroll can be attributed to four factors: 1. Keep forgetting to read...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 14, 2008; 8:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (324)
 
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Like a Field of Shoes

Annie Dillard knows a thing or two about beef -- and about writing.

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 13, 2008; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Self-Congratulatory Wednesday

My favorite day of the week: Self-Congratulatory Wednesday! Which will be followed by Self-Abnegation Thursday and, as surely as night follows day, Self-Loathing Friday. Part of my job, explicitly detailed in my contract, is to check regularly to see...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 12, 2008; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (329)
 
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Getting Mixed Up With a Bad Element

Your heart goes out to them, you know? It's just tragic when someone at the peak of his or her career gets mixed up with the bad element and suddenly faces a personal and professional catastrophe. I just feel...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 11, 2008; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Eliot Spitzer

[Photo of Eliot Spitzer and Silda Wall by Jake Chessum at Capsule Studio, New York, reprinted by permission from 02138, "the lifestyle magazine for Harvard influentials."] Cannot fathom what Spitzer was thinking. Feel terrible for his family. His wife...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 10, 2008; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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McCain and the Grizzlies

The Grizzly Lady! It's Kate Kendall, intrepidly snowshoeing in Glacier. I was trying to keep up with her but my snowshoes kept sinking into the snow, which damaged my self-esteem. Her study area is 80 percent the size of...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 10, 2008; 8:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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