Just got back from Mammoth Lakes–I drove to meet up with Alex who had just finished the John Muir trail. It was a quiet Fourth of July, and when we got back we heard about the shooting at LAX, smallpox vaccination plans, and other assorted horrors. The President is trying to appear tough on shady corporate accounting practices though it is hard to take him seriously given the $848,560 of Harken stock he dumped in 1990, a few weeks before the company on which he served as director reported losses. It’s enough to make you want to go back to the mountains.