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Achenblog: July 13, 2008 - July 19, 2008

The House Cure

Like most normal people, my overriding goal in life is to become a completely different person. The new me will be unrecognizable, and better (much, much better) on so many levels, both mentally and corporeally, that it will seem...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 18, 2008; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (578)
 
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Those Dang Double Dippers

Economy's tanking, people are making runs on banks, the FBI is circling IndyMac -- thank God oil has dropped to only, let's see, $134 a barrel. Though I don't talk about personal stuff on this blog or indulge in...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 17, 2008; 7:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
 
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Billions and Billions of Blogs

Here's an action shot of my laptop (and, if you look closely, cellphone) at the Sideling Hill Bureau of the A-blog. I know, it's edge-of-your-seat stuff. I can blog from almost anywhere now, thanks to the miracle of the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 16, 2008; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (85)
 
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Just For Yocks

I'm in Pennsylvania and a river runs through it, called the Youghiogheny, also known to we river folk as the Yock. Here's the river from an old railroad bridge, now a bike path, at Ohiopyle State Park, in the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 16, 2008; 7:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
 
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Where Are My Bees?

[I am hoping the New Yorker cover is a one-day story. Much nonsense spewed on this matter. I liked this passage in Kennicott's story today, describing New Yorker readers: "They are an elite, a minority, and while they might...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 15, 2008; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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New Yorker Cover Not So Funny

AP Lots of Internet frenzy this morning over The New Yorker's cover, showing Obama in a turban, his wife armed with an AK-47 and her hair in an Afro, the two of them fist-bumping in the Oval Office with...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 14, 2008; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Blogroll Suggestions Tumbling In

Getting lots of suggestions for the Achenblogroll, but first let's talk about food. My grand strategic plan for this blog (above and beyond killing it as soon as possible) is to make it increasingly focused on food, to the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 13, 2008; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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