Archive - Jun 26, 2006

Visiting the Hilton

Today was a scheduled visit to Aunt Olla at the Fertile Hilton. As is customary, the agenda was set ahead of time and only gradually revealed to me during the course of the visit.


Warren Buffett, one of my heroes, announced today that he is giving about $37 billion of his fortune away. He will still have around $7 billion left. At age 75, he should be able to get by.

Buffett is a humanitarian and always has been. So is Bill Gates, the world's other richest man. Their combined billions will be used to help the poorest of the poor in third world countries.

More art

Here are a couple of the works of art I referred to when writing this week's column.