Saturday Reading

(Community Matters) KT posts a compelling essay on prioritizing values over a hazy notion of winnability on Burnt Orange

Charles Blow in the NYT: Silliness and Sleight of Hand – “That is how sleight of hand works: distract and deceive. They need this distraction now more than ever because the right’s flimsy fiscal argument — that if we allow fat cats to gorge, crumbs will surely fall — is losing traction. ”

The shine has dulled on Warren Buffett. NYTimes’s Joe Nocera: The Party’s Over for Buffett. Still a fan of the man’s financial genius and philanthropic nature, though the saintly PR has been wearing thin ever since realizing he was a major investor in/purchaser of derivatives even while he was publicly criticizing them as financial vehicles of mass destruction. Add to that his lobbying in ways that directly yielded Berkshire and its holdings billions; I’m not sure he ever asked to be sainted. So, he’s mortal. blog of today’s Berkshire shareholder meeting – always great reading

Thoroughly enjoying thumbing through Marla Camp’s inaugural issue of edible Austin Cooks! [Dec 2010]. She gave me a copy at this week’s Springdale Farm dinner. Especially appreciate Chef David Bull’s, Emmett & Lisa’s and Garrett Weber-Gale’s recipes.

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