Back in the 20th Century, when I was a young assistant financial editor of a Great Metropolitan Newspaper, the newspaper was making enough money to replace the ratty carpeting in our section of the newsroom. This was before The Crisis.
The business editor surveyed the new carpet, and nodded. “Very nice,” he said. Then he tossed the contents of his coffee cup onto the floor.
“Okay, now we don’t have to worry about spilling anything on the new rug,” he said. “Let’s get back to work.”
In that spirit I’m tossing a bucket full of old, fermented blog posts onto the pristine pages of this new replacement blog. The following random selections from the original blog were harvested from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.