Reports of return (by me) have been greatly exaggerated. After knocking off two travel guides, a feature story and a book review over the last week, I’m practically having to prop my eyes open with toothpicks. And then there are a half-dozen “Question of the Day” queries to answer and a couple of Desert Companion profiles to file. Uff da! In the meantime, allow me to introduce you to …
… Mojo, our resident iguana. She’s somewhat of a celebrity amongst LVA subscribers and has even been the subject of at least one “Question of the Day” herself. I took this portrait of her on my office balcony, where she suns herself from time to time — and occasionally crawls down the front of the building, creating havoc. However, unlike our foster kitten, Goliath, Mojo doesn’t have much interest in my office per se. She’s wont to get bored with tanning and go storming off, either disrupting Anthony Curtis‘ office or rampaging down the stairwell and into the lobby, which has caused an awkward situation or two. Mostly she dwells in a large, two-story (by lizard dimensions) condo in a back office, subsisting on freshly prepared vegetable dishes … sort of like Steve Wynn, when you think about it.
Today’s Not-Top Story
As every intelligent person now knows, CNN totally fell on its face (followed by National Public Radio, then Fox News) when breaking today’s big Supreme Court ruling. However, over at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, dethroned publisher and resident technophobe Sherman Frederick went into one of his patented Luddite spiels, blaming the whole thing on Twitter and touting the reliability of established media. “Even in this fast-paced world of electronic information, journalism still comes down to reliable, measured assessments,” preferably rendered in hand-set type, I presume. (He wrote this on his blog, further deepening the irony.) Three postscripts later, he finally heard that CNN dunnit. I guess cable television must seem awful newfangled to the man who once allegedly told staffers, “I don’t know about this Internet thing.”