CONGRATULATIONS….Two of my favorites bloggers have birthdays today: Mark Kleiman is 52 and Matt Yglesias is 22. Matt also reports that he will be graduating magna cum laude, so special congratulations to him.

And in other May 18th news….it’s also my anniversary today: Marian and I have been married for 12 years. Don’t we look cute in our wedding picture? I think we’re planning to get each other a new refrigerator as an anniversary present. Gotta help out the ol’ economy by purchasing some new (and more energy efficient!) durable goods.

The two flower girls in the picture are now juniors in high school, of course, and I weighed 30 pounds less back then too. My how time flies….

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works —and how to make it work better. More than fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.