Although we’ve occasionally indulged in some luxury travel (usually when I was on a YPO-sponsored trip), in general I try to find a balance between being extraordinarily cheap and not being in danger of robbery, vermin or disease. I’m known to stay in a nearby hotel to avoid an inflated conference rate and to spend [...]
Anyone who knows me well can attest that I wasn’t cut out to live in pre-technological times. Among my quirks failings is that I can’t keep up with any sort of paper document or card. Seriously, just put the microchip in my neck like a dog and be done with it. So it should be no [...]
I’m pretty firmly against the slew of bailouts being proposed or in process. It’s not that I’m insensitive to the impact of the fall of certain industries or the unemployment that follows. It’s that I don’t believe that the money, which is at some point finite, will make a difference in badly broken businesses. So [...]
American’s boarding order has become hopelessly obtuse: First class. Superduper platinum. Platinum. Priority access. Mortals. Murderers, rapists and tax cheats. Whoever gets on last must have done something unspeakable.