My GOD, you do go on. Back to the leaves, man.

I used to have the BBC as my home page; before that the NY Times. Now it’s the French Word of the Day. I can’t cope with life anymore if the news is the first thing that hits me in the morning, and some days I never look at it at all, though late afternoon is usually when I do it; J. on the other hand is a news junkie and I can count on a catch-up from him over lunch. And the pope/Pop-Pop thing was terrific – maybe it will make me somewhat more sympathetic to someone I find enormously unattractive.