When
· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · September
· · · · 08 (2 entries)

No More Road Map · Hus­sein Agha and Robert Mal­ley (nei­ther of whom I know any­thing about), pro­pose an in­no­va­tive path to Mid­dle East peace. If the U.S. and the rest of the world had the po­lit­i­cal will to do it I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Their one-paragraph ex­pla­na­tion of why the cur­rent Road Map is prob­a­bly doomed is al­so very good.
 
Autumnpearleaves · The pear tree is show­ing ear­ly signs of au­tum­n. It’s old and tat­tered and un­pre­dictable, the fruit pro­lif­ic but lousy some years, scanty and ex­cel­lent oth­er­s, I can’t spot the pat­tern. This year is lean but good—the best pears I’ve ev­er tast­ed in fact—but we need a vis­it from the tree doc­tor, the leaves are go­ing too ear­ly and show­ing signs of dis­ease. But the symp­toms are not un­pleas­ing to the eye ...
 
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