Was here yesterday. Spoke to a lunch crowd of over 400, and then talked with the Ashbrooks for an hour, then a smoke with faculty at my place, then dinner with friends. The poor fellow must have talked most of the day. But that's good for he was always more interesting and thoughtful than anyone else in the room (I'll have his speech up by tomorrow), proving that he is one of the finest journalists working. It is certainly the case that his mind is both nimble and deep. I should also mention that there was a skirmish of wit between us, here and there, off and on, during the whole of the day. And I also have to note that I lost each skirmish and battle; he really is the cause of wit in other men. Great pleasure to be with such a man, such a mind. A minute or two after a student dropped him off at the airport, he blogged
on his visit.
11:37 AM / September 30, 2010