In an interview Paul Krugman notes that many of those who got it right on Bush and Iraq lost... those who weren't bright and aggressive enough to figure things out are now changing their tunes, but being right early proved costly.
Sadly true .. it was very clear the whole W push for war was a fabrication. Too bad so many in the media were so intellectually lazy.
A very negative, but interesting, article on Noka chocolate (read all 10 parts ... each is short. the last has a list of alternatives)
(a tip of the hat to Jim for the link)
note (see the comment section)
Although I have tasted many chocolates (including many that are incredible) I have not tried this chocolate and only offer the reference as information. I am more than willing to objectively try it is a free sample is provided (I have been given many free samples of chocolate at the NY Chocolate show by other marques, so this only seems fair)
There are times when pieces are randomly paired by my iPod's shuffle mode become even more interesting.
First there was Iga Bani by Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabte on their album In the Heart of the Moon. Nearly anything by Ali Farka Touré is amazing and this is no exception. And then Heartbeats by José González (Veneer) played.
Both are excellent by themselves, but the combination was wonderful tonight.
It is funny how recommendations flow ... I first encountered Ali Farka Touré when some friends at Oberlin were discovering Malian music. Jessica noted José González long before others started mentioning him. Having people whose taste you trust is a great luxury - I'm lucky as I have several (lately Fernando has caused me to depart with some money).