Was reassured that the US can still take down pirates under a Democratic administration, but maybe they'll punish the troops for doing their duty.

Was thinking of starting a political career, was thinking of all the opportunities likely to open up for republicans politicians over the next several decades. Time to start establishing credentials.

Went to a consolidation conversation with Mayor AC Wharton hosted on short notice by the MPACT memphis Civic Engagement Committee and the MPACT head the lovely gwyn fisher.

Also, tried some interesting places the past couple of weeks. Tried Lou's Pie in the Sky Pizza in midtown with was awfully nice and had a great regular crust. Also tried the salad at Ubee's which was great.

Went to Petra out by Borders and had a yummy sampler platter. The pita was nice and light. The gyro meat was plentiful and the baba ganouj was a syrian version with more coarsely ground eggplant that really rocked. Overall a really good place, but beware the prices are stiff for the entrees.