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Achenblog: July 12, 2009 - July 18, 2009

Fortress Mentality

[Your blogger is still on vacation in Italy. Doing a little driving around -- which would be easier if everyone else wasn't going 140 km an hour. Have abandoned the use of desperation Spanish and now communicate entirely with...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 15, 2009; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (413)
 
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Space Station Retiring?

My article today: Space Station Is Near Completion Plan to 'De-Orbit in 2016 Is Criticized A number of times in recent weeks a bright, unblinking light has appeared in the night sky of the nation's capital: a spaceship. Longer than...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 13, 2009; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (242)
 
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Roman Holiday

Taken 1 a.m. Sunday -- just when the Romans were starting to party along the Tiber. This place goes late. Light's great here. Have I mentioned yet that it has a Los Angeles-like Mediterranean Climate? People in robes running...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 12, 2009; 4:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (164)
 
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