Friday Morning, September 28

1) I’d made sort of an informal New Year’s resolution to get more comfortable with uncomfortable conversations. It’s not working.

2) Thinking of yesterday’s hearing, and the fact that National Coffee Day is tomorrow (on the internet, anything can be a holiday), a new response to an old meme came to my mind: “I like my coffee like I like my men: ethically sourced.”

3) This weekend is the first two-day weekend at home in six weeks, and to the extent possible I intend to be a hermit!

3a) It hasn’t all been drudgery; the first three of those six weekends were beach weekends at the home of friends. Then a rare work trip to DC, then a one-day memorial service at the office, and last week’s conference on Saturday.