I'm knocking some code around, and need to throw a test post out there to make sure my RSS feed is working. Seems like as good an excuse as any to quote this speech from the last episode of Mad Men, which is one of the best things I've seen in a while:
He needed to let off some steam, he needed adventure, he needed to feel handsome again. He needed to feel that he knew something, that all this aging was worth something, because he knew things young people didn’t know yet. He probably thought it would be like having a few tall drinks and feeling very, very good, and then he would go back to his life and say, ‘That was nice.’ …
And then he realized everything he already had was not right either, and that was why it had happened at all, and that his life with his family was some temporary bandage on a permanent wound.
Now that's writing.