There are new posts I want to put up, including one looking at what happens when colleges start treating their young enrollees as "customers" instead of as students -- it's not pretty -- and another asking questions about everyday things I can't figure out. Not to be evasive. But they're coming soon.
Meanwhile I notice, upon returning to the land of media, that Tiger Woods and his bizarre car crash seem to be in the crosshairs of every news operation, which is sad. But, as perhaps the most squeaky-clean demigod in sports, Tiger is the perfect target for rabid curiosity about any domestic or personal dirt that might be behind this weird incident. His silence further heightens the hunger. And he sure hasn't helped his desire for privacy by thrice reneging on agreements to (voluntarily) do a sit-down with police investigators, which only spurs more speculation. I kind of wish he'd just go ahead and say something, even if it's embarrassing or painful, so the story can start to lose steam that much sooner.
Back in the world of actual public events, we all await President Obama's entreaty on Afghanistan, for which all indications are that the U.S. will 1.) send enough troops to raise casualties and escalate trauma but not enough for victory (because troops can never resolve this conflict and we wouldn't have enough to send there even if they could) and 2.) make a token try at providing non-military support to stabilize the country even as we further destabilize it with points of military intervention. It's not looking good. I wish Robert McNamara were still alive so that he could stand on the White House lawn and yell warnings up to the Oval Office.
More soon. I hope your week starts well.