- Congress got a raise at the beginning of the year; do they really deserve one?
- Scholar Charles Murray thinks that a college degree is unnecessary for many jobs nowadays.
- Weekend randomness, including the final steps in putting my Halloween night traffic ticket behind me.
- And finally, a really cool hostel in Sweden that's made out of a decommissioned 747 jumbo jet.
Blowing out the candles: Happy birthday to my protege, bandmate and li'l bro, Aaron, who's in New York for the big day this year. He rang in the day with a trip to Birdland to see the Dave Holland Octet--think the Quintet (Potter, Eubanks, et al.) plus Gary Smulyan, Antonio Hart and Alex Sipiagin. (Yes, I'm jealous, but I guess he's making up for the time two years ago when I was up there on his birthday, seeing awesome concerts every night at IAJE, while he was stuck at home.)
...and one more: I almost forgot (how could I?)--today is also the first "cariversary" of Kevmobile 2.0. It's been a great first year, having seen the inside of a mechanic's for nothing more than oil changes and tire rotations, and the gas-sipping has been most welcome. Here's to many more great years...