Elena Kagan

Senator and artist Al Franken multitasking during Kagan hearing

Senator and artist Al Franken multitasking during Kagan hearing

Last year I blogged about Al Franken’s (talented) ability to free hand draw an accurate map of the United States from memory. During the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, the AP snapped this photo of Senator Franken multitasking and demonstrating that his illustration abilities extends beyond cartography with his sharp sketch of…

Mercury in retrograde: Time for self-medication

Mercury in retrograde: Time for self-medication

You’re letting all the cold air in… I am writing this column from my sofa, under two down comforters because…DAMN! It is cold out! Of course, we get this “never happened before” frigid blast from winters past the week after I put all my fall/winter clothes away. To get to a warm jacket and something…