I’m way behind on postings. I know that!
It’s a combination of things. I’m squeezing in as many long bike rides as possible as I prepare for an August tandem bike trip from Paris to Amsterdam. (It’s a magazine assignment.) I still haven’t practiced on a tandem. I’m a little nervous about that.
And the summer and pre-summer have been full of other things, including four days at the Berkshire International Film Festival and time spent at New Haven’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas. I did comedy monologues with Sea Tea Improv and storytelling at The Mouth at the Mark Twain House. I’ve caught some fine music, including the Shinolas at SummerWind and Dianne Mower’s Bonnie Raitt tribute at Japanalia. I’m also trying to get ready for an onstage interview with Stephen King at the Bushnell, but the man writes faster than I read. My recent Shakespeare schedule included the Bristol Vic’s amazing Midsummer Night’s Dream in New Haven, the very fine “Twelfth Night” in Hartford and Joss Whedon’s “Much Ado About Nothing” on the big screen.
Anyway, I should have blogged about all those things, but somehow, instead, I was just doing them. I hope your summer is similarly crowded.
Anyway, here’s this week’s column. I’m adding a point of clarification about worker’s comp in Texas. The system exists but it’s not mandated. In Texas, an employer can simply opt out and not offer worker’s comp. Also, I’ll stick the Wendy Davis animation at the bottom so you don’t have to hunt for it.
And here’s last week’s column, which was never posted here. It’s about poll numbers and the governor’s race.