A Surprise, a Rebuke, and an Opportunity, All in One Award

My latest post is up on the Sun-Sentinel site. I was up until 1:30am — that’s London time, so 8:30pm EST — working on various writing projects, but I couldn’t come up with a worthwhile topic for a blog post. I went to sleep, and when I woke up, there it was: The bizarre Nobel Peace Prize that everyone is talking about. Of course, when I first heard it, everyone wasn’t talking about it yet because, well, everyone in the United States was asleep. So I had a head-start on most of you. Here in Europe, we were all waiting for the American chattering classes to turn on the morning news so we could watch the news cycle explode. But just before that happened, here’s what I wrote.  

Several of you have been wondering why I don’t simply copy and paste my full Sun-Sentinel pieces on this site. There aren’t hard and fast copyright rules where most blogging is concerned, but I like my employer and I think mutual respect is the best way to go in relationships. I give you the link, and you go to their site to read it. They got the scoop, and they deserve your eyeballs on their site where you can see their advertisers and their other features. I’m sure they’d do the same for me. I will, however, give you a taste of my latest post so you know whether it’s worth clicking the link to read the whole thing:

The committee thought to themselves, “What is the most important thing that has happened in the last year to promote peace in this world?” And the answer they came up with was, “George W. Bush went back to Texas.”

Read the rest here.