Just back from a reception for Pauline Kaldas who will be reading from her Letters from Cairo tomorrow at the NC Art Museum. I also had a great chat with her husband, the poet T. J. Anderson III who practices poetry up at Hollins University.

Escaped from the heat by reading Nobel prize winner Gunter Grasspersonal story of his experience in the Waffen SS, “How I Spent the War” in a recent New Yorker.

But let’s not leave out Tim Lee‘s great Op-Ed in the New York Times — “The Patent Lie”. Tim has a very odd logo for a Cato Institute Scholar! The article is also getting Slashdot attention.