Thursday, October 11, 2007

"Luck is the residue of design." Branch Rickey

"If everything's under control, you are going too slow." Mario Andretti

"The etiquette advice you need is how to say no politely. You do it cheerfully, with apologies but no excuses. 'I'm so sorry, I can't this time; I hope you find someone' is all that is necessary." Judith Martin

I'm off to enjoy the Wisconsin Book Festival. First stop - book sale at the UW-Madison Libraries.

Congrats & cheers: Mitch Praver joins NPR as COO.

Italian Dry Red: Masciarelli, 2003. About $10, drinks like a $40 wine. Highly recommended.