FLG was shocked to find that the Stage Deli had closed. Although, he always liked the Carnegie Deli better anyway. Speaking of pastrami, FLG recently stopped in at Stachowski Market in Georgetown and got a sandwich. Damn good. Different from the pastrami in New York or the smoked meat in Montreal, but definitely of equal quality.
Also, for those of you who have been wondering why FLG hasn't been posting, well, he's been busy. But he also realized the other day that the world is kinda sorta boring lately. The economy is limping along as it has been for years, but it isn't crashing. The financial system is slowly going through changes as well, but the regulatory changes seem to be dribbling out of the bureaucracy rather slowly and piecemeal. The crisis in Europe is still simmering, but they seemed to have been able to keep a lid on it. Not that it's going to get much better soon. Nothing is happening about Syria but hand-wringing. Though, to be honest, FLG doesn't want the US involved. Overall though, nothing exciting. The political system is too dysfunctional to even contemplate. The Republicans are a fucking mess. The pope resigning is about the only interesting news in months. Then again, maybe FLG is just seeing this all through a prism of personal ennui, which renders even fascinating events drop dead boring.