I would like to apologize to George W. Bush.
This was a rather obvious notion for an essay in which I would say he was right about the WMD's, right about the Iraq war not costing us a penny, and so on and on -- and then at the end say, But I can't. Because he was wrong on all counts.
I didn't write it, though, because it immediately revealed itself to be mean-spirited. It would have been a depressing exercise.
I honestly wish he'd been right on all counts. I would have been happy to apologize for real.
Down at the bottom is an old photo for A. I. Poland Jewelers in Manayunk, down the hill from me. Alas, Poland's closed recently after something like ninety years in the hood. Visiting it was sort of a combination of going back in time and visiting the cave of Ali Baba's thieves.