"1. Tom Ricks seems to be everywhere these days. Is there a limit to your energy?
Funny, I don't feel that way, on either count. I feel very out of it, remote from Washington. I spend most of the year in rural Maine. I live 35 miles from the nearest stoplight. To get to the post office, I walk through woods and past a pond, and often see blue herons, kingfishers, ducks, and deer, and sometimes a bald eagle.