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Will Jim Romenesko plug our efforts if we write and post our annual Columnists' Day column early this year?  


One of the basic principles for happy vagabonding is "travel light," and we might not take along our laptop.   Heck, there were plenty of internet cafes in Australia, so maybe France and Germany have kept pace?


Maybe, before we go, we will do the work necessary to get the Berkeley City Council to name Simon and Garfunkel's song, "Mrs. Robinson," as the city's official song?   That song was in the iconic Sixties film of the same name.   Who can think of the Sixties without thinking of Berkeley and Sproul Plaza?   That might get some good column material, eh?


San Francisco's ninth annual Noir City film Festival is about to commence.   Seeing some of the films that will be shown is sure to inspire some heavy duty political punditry on our part.


If a writer has a good cup of coffee available at six in the morning; who needs obscene amounts of dollars?   Especially if the columns that get written help inspire Jersey Bill to cross the California state line.   (At other times he's gotten as close as Oregon and Arizona.)   How much would Rush have earned in the time it took you to read this far?


On the topic of writing columns, George Will has been quoted (in "Pundits, Poets, & Wits:   An Omnibus of American Newspaper Columns" gathered by Karl E. Meyer Oxford University Press 1990) as saying:   "The amazing thing is that something this much fun isn't illegal."    Yeah, well if JEB Bush gets elected, he may figure out a way to have a law which makes columns written by liberals illegal; so it may be a case of enjoy it while can.


Now the disk jockey will play the "Best of Edith Piaf" album, the soundtrack album for "Cabaret," and John Wayne's album, "America Why I Love Her."   We have to go and look for a copy of "Europe on $5 a day."   Have a "Triumph of the Will" type week.

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