Friday, May 12, 2006


Last March, Allyson and I spent a weekend in Paris with our friends Phil and Jill. Phil took this picture. It's probably my favorite from the trip. While lovely Allyson gazes pensively into the distance, contemplating our future in Africa, I stare lustily at my beer.

Hey, it was a *Leffe*!

(UPDATE, March 27, 2011: Allyson insists we went to Paris in February 2006, not March.)
My first book, which is about the Steagles, is now in the copyediting stage. If all goes well (fingers crossed), it will be published in September. I know you--and by "you" I mean all humans now extant--are dying to know every twist and turn in the process of writing and publishing this groundbreaking book. Well, you've come to the right place. Stay tuned for further bulletins as events warrant.

Thursday, May 11, 2006


This is me looking slightly larger than I am up there on the upper-righthand side of the page. The photo was taken by my friend Travis Fox, who works for washingtonpost.com. We took it at his office, after hours and without permission. I hope he doesn't get in trouble for it.

For your amusement, I suggest you download this photo and zoom in on my left eye very closely. I had conjunctivitis at the time and it's clearly visible. Don't worry, it's not contagious through the web.

By the way, Cunjunctivitus is also the name of my favorite European soccer team.