"Wedding Song" - Bob Dylan
From Planet Waves, a record that always struck me as powerfully romantic.
- Speaking of which, this is how I spent my Saturday. (And I did not live blog it.) It was a lovely ceremony and I was really pleased to be there. I am sure you will all join me in wishing Roy and Kia the best.
- I enjoyed this piece on the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters by Erik Loomis at LG&M. A. Philip Randolph, longtime leader of the Brotherhood, stands at the nexus of the labor and civil rights movements in the Twentieth Century and was the inspiration for the March on Washington in 1963.
- Taegan Goddard links to an AP story that suggests that both campaigns agree that the race is down to only seven states -- Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, New Hampshire, Iowa, and Nevada. No mention of Pennsylvania or Wisconsin from the Romney camp, and no talk of North Carolina from the Obama camp (which surprises me). The Romney strategy, which absolutely requires wins in Florida, Ohio, Virginia, and at least one other state, continues to strike me as trying to draw an inside straight -- but I don't think he has any other choice.
- Another thing I read today that I quite liked was this article about Venus and Serena Williams in the New York Times Magazine. I remain a huge fan of the Williams sisters and hope they have a few more major titles left in them. For tennis fans, there is also an amusing article about the 1977 U.S. Open, the last one to be played at the old West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills.
- Finally, Sullivan has a piece regarding apocalyptic thinking on the left, the breed of secular gloom and doomers who have long expressed a sense that mankind is destined to destroy the planet. Notwithstanding my own frustration at the inability of Republicans to accept the reality of climate change, I remain an optimist about the ability of society to innovate and solve problems.
What's up with all of you?