Saturday, January 31, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
The recently installed Prime Minister of the Belgians, Herman Van Rompuy is a blogger. Amongst the entries on his site are his original haiku (translations below from the WSJ):
When a friend is dead
You above all miss his voice
But you still hear him
As the last leaf falls
Naked branches show themselves
Winter shows itself
Hair blows in the wind
After years there is still wind
Sadly no more hair.
Posted by Samuel J. Howard at 11:01 PM
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I've made some updates to the sidebar. It lists some of my friends' blogs and other things I read. I'm hoping to get some substantive posting up over the long weekend. I'm also looking to buy enough bookshelves to let me get rid of the last of my boxes from moving in September. We'll see if either of those actually get done! In the meantime, watch the shared items and status feeds for shorter updates.
Posted by Samuel J. Howard at 3:25 AM
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Tina Brown, like the poor, we have always with us, apparently. Having made the transit from Tatler to Vanity Fair to The New Yorker to the ill-fated Talk, she has at last fetched up, like every other bit of journalistic flotsam, including yours truly, on the Internet.James Bowman on ArmaVirumque.
Posted by Samuel J. Howard at 11:00 PM