The best thing that I read all day was an article in The Wall Street Journal on how Australian politicans campaign in the Outback. They have huge districts to cover and – to add another wrinkle – voting is mandatory. So, every adult they meet is a voter.
This article reminded – in this bitter election year in the U.S. – that politics can be fascinating. Here it is –
While the Mojowoman and I were @ the grocery store, we ended up in a long line. Not wanting to waste the time, I found the current copy of The National Enquirer and began to peruse it. (Of course, this was just slumming; please don’t judge me too harshly).
The best article was on Olivia Newton-John’s ex-boyfriend (Patrick McDermott) who went missing over a decade ago while sailing off the coast of California. The Enquirer claims to have found him in Mexico, working as a deckhand on yachts. The claim is that McDemott owed $35,000+ in bills. If he was worried about money, he might have done better to stay with his Hollywood sugar mama.
A summary of the article is here (not that you’d ever stoop so low as to read it) –
It was night before I got a chance to return to the zombies in The Serpent and the Rainbow. I made it from page 127 to 167 (finishing part 2) before zonking. Part 2 concerns author Wade Davis’ return to Harvard University for the preliminary analysis of his findings.
Part 3 takes up the rest of the book. I can’t wait for Davis’ return to Haiti. Part 2 was good, but it could be overly long in places, too dry, too academic.