Homeward Bound

We’re on our way back to the States — between flights at the moment, in Dusseldorf.

I’ve been almost completely out of touch, but even over here the coming U.S. election seems to be attracting a lot of attention.

With that in mind, then, here are a couple of interesting links that have come my way in the last week or so: first, a brief interview with a prominent Russia-watcher, and second, Ryan Landry’s thoughts on Trump as “Manchurian candidate”.


  1. Kevin Kim says

    Safe trip back.

    Posted August 6, 2016 at 10:08 am | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Thanks, Kevin. We’re back, safe and sound.

    Posted August 7, 2016 at 11:16 am | Permalink
  3. Welcome back, Malcolm.

    Posted August 7, 2016 at 1:57 pm | Permalink
  4. JK says

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton share a common attribute: their inability to control in a healthy way the highly public aspect of their lives over four decades. Owing to their mishandling of the visible part of their spectacular lives, neither would be electable were it not for the other. Trump vs. Clinton puts a burden on voters they have never faced so starkly before.


    Posted August 8, 2016 at 12:59 pm | Permalink
  5. JK says

    Hoping you’ll forgive Malcolm this brief off-topic.

    Whitewall? ‘Over there’ you’d inquired something or t’other as to “how’d the fishin’ go” and I didn’t bother much.

    Hopefully this’ll explain some’eres in the vicinity of my feelings after this past weekends fishing trip. I would only further offer that my location from the one mentioned on the link was … some 150 feet lower elevation-wise and et cetera.


    I hope somebody contacts me about a tackle box. Had some of my Daddy’s lures init. (That is, s’long as the tackle box didn’t conk somebody upside the head and there’s doctor bills to pay.)

    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:38 pm | Permalink
  6. Whitewall says

    JK, that looked like a close call. Wait for fall and try the lake again, fish optional.

    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

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