Monthly Archives: January 2010


The mercury is pushing 70 today, and some people are actually walking around in shirtsleeves. A typical midwinter Washington heat wave. (Note the three o’clock shadows—already a month from the solstice, but the sun is still lying low.) Two weeks ago today, the Potomac was frozen over, and I saw this scene from Key Bridge […]

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  • Proverbs for Paranoids, 3: If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.
    Gravity’s Rainbow

    ‘Is it about a bicycle?’ he asked.
    The Third Policeman