One hesitates before allowing one's other life to cross with the life that is the subject of this Journal. Nonetheless, by way of explaining my brief absence from these pages, I offer but three photographs.
When the score is 0-0, anything is still possible.
Finally, in these times of wild fiscal irresponsibility, it helps to recall that, once upon a time, there were voices of reason and, more surprisingly, those voices occasionally were heard. From the Reagan Presidential Library:
Today, Uncle Sam would be much, much fatter.