Caught the end of Bill Moyers’ on PBS the other night – lovely speech by Moyers honoring his wife/producing partner and noting that he still had other projects to look forward to. Nice article in Newsday, the newpaper he was once a publisher.

And, speaking of Asian Americans in the news – Newsweek profiles Andrea Jung, Avon’s CEO, as one to watch in 2005. Thought it was really fasinating.

Quite cold in NYC, just to give people that extra Christmas-y feeling. Geez, can’t wait for the 30 degree temperature again…

The FC family’s annual pound cake ritual… Over 30 years of making pretty much the same thing 30 or more times. This is the first year my dad was totally sidelined, only giving advice from his bed. However, the cakes are pretty much the same as they have always been. There have been the occasional radical thoughts of adding chocolate or other flavors, or morphing them into ice cream cakes or biscotti, but those ideas don’t last long.

NOW and laters

In catching up with the media news through late night recordings: Bill Moyers signed off from NOW last week. His feature piece on the vast right wing media conspiracy was really preaching to the choir, for those who would be convinced. The point worth remembering was his extended interview clips with his conservative counterpart, whose name I will stick in when I get the correct spelling. [It’s Richard Viguerie.] What is astounding is that these two Texans from opposite sides of the aisle can actually be cordial, dignified, and gentlemen-like. So unlike today’s political life! That’s what we’re going to miss about Bill Moyers.

The F is running express after witnessing one of the world’s worst pickup attempts on the train. The guy just graduated from NYU. The girl is doing finals in her graduate degree program at NYU. Goes for the throw — incomplete!