Drooling on the Pillow

Friday, June 25, 2004

Robert Gottlieb Naps 

The first sentence of "My Life" by Bill Clinton:

Early on the morning of August 19, 1946, I was born under a clear sky after a violent summer storm to a widowed mother in the Julia Chester Hospital in Hope, a town of about six thousand in southwest Arkansas, thirty-three miles east of the Texas border at Texarkana.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

How Do You Like the Beach, Gracie? 

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This is actually two summers ago at Point Pleasent, but it illustrates her general attitude to the strand.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

On the Beach 

We spent Sunday afternoon and early evening at Sandy Hook. It's a lovely place and a good time was had by all. To tell the truth, I'm not much of a beach person -- even though I grew up on the Jersey shore and worked on the boardwalk a number of summers I was never passionate about the beach. I prefer the mountains, but that, obviously, is going to have to change. There is nothing about the beach that Grace doesn't like. Her joy is the joy of a person who is exactly where they would most like to be. I see fewer mountain trails and more sand crabs in my future.

I share with Radley Balko and other libertarians a horror of anti-obesity legislation. I have to admit, however, my militancy was dulled a bit by spending a few hours among the crowds at Sandy Hook. Jeez. Manatee-nation.
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