Monday, July 07, 2008

In This Morning's Paper

It must be the three-day weekend. The Times had a front page with several really good reads this morning.

This one titled A workaday road that cuts through California's back story may only be of interest if you've driven the length of the state and taken one of more of the roads less travelled. It is indeed hotter than the hinges of hell and as bleak as the author states but for some reason still beautiful in its own way.

This one is datelined Harare
. I wouldn't have thought anything worse could be reported about Mugabe's Zimbabwe than the reports of the last few years. But apparently, I still underestimate.

And finally, the ingrained American, loner, do-it-yourself part of me finds a good deal of sympathy for these fellows.