Faster, Please!

Hello Texas

We are off to Houston this morning for our son Daniel’s graduation from Rice University, and then his commissioning in the Marine Corps.  He will be the second Marine officer in the Ledeen clan, and will start The Basic School at Quantico in late June.

Before then, we will all go to Italy for R & R, the last time for many years that we will all be together on holiday (the Marines don’t give summer vacations), so it’s an exciting time for us.

Meanwhile, my only substantive thoughts today have to do with newspapers.  I admit to a twinge of happiness whenever certain newspapers shut down.  I was kind of rooting for the Boston Globe to close, but the one I’m really waiting for is the St. Louis Post Dispatch, which once accused me of being an Israeli spy on the front page one Sunday morning early in the Iran-Contra Affair.  There is a fine bottle of champagne in the downstairs frig awaiting that happy moment!

Be well.  Back soon.