Friday, January 9, 2009

Blast From The Past

The Writer's Almanac informed me that today is Michiko Kakutani's birthday. She is pretty much the most notorious book critic in the world. I did not know this when, twelve years ago, I wrote a wrote a spunky letter to the editor  of The New York Times in response to her article bemoaning the fact "that all of America has entered seventh grade." I was in tenth grade at the time, and I look great offense.

Reading her piece again today, I'm wistful for the days when our biggest problem with the Vice President was that he "describes himself as a deadhead." Ahhh, the 90s. 

10 more days to Inauguration day. 

356 days until this decade is officially behind us. 

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