It's party season! And dinner season! And lunch with friends season! So Marianne and I have been going to events pretty much every day and enjoying them all. I won't bore you with the details, other than to say that shown above is literary superstar John Kessel, who generously allowed me to wear his fez. Alcohol may well have been involved.
So happy party days to us all. Which is all I have to say, except: Good Lord, look at John and me -- we're neither of us anybody whom anybody would trust with anything.
And, just because this is America . . .
Let us never forget that peculiar American genius not for art or science or literature (since other nations have been known to do these things well too) but for the misappropriation of categories. As witness the brilliant accomplishment documented in the following video. Enjoy!