I had meant to write a line on sequestration today. Instead here I am writing about Carole King. I heard being interviewed by Diane Rehm on NPR today and discovered that she had written or co-written half the songs with which I grew up. I have spent the afternoon with Spotify listening to her albums. It has been an amazing trip down memory lane. I had absolutely no idea that so many of my favorites came from this woman. Thank you Carole.
I am thinking that it is time for me to say what I can about the sequestration that began on Friday last. I will be tackling the topic from a variety of angles but the bottom line is simple (a) we have a serious problem and (b) the foolish and thoughtless acts of Congress do nothing to address the real problem but actually aggravate it. Continue reading