This is an update on a few of our writers:

Yesterday would have been Greg’s 53rd birthday. I baked a cake and passed out candy for Halloween. He is missed.

Charles is doing well and writing a bit on Facebook. I will try to get him to update us on FWP.

Last night I watched the end of The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC. I like him. Then I was dozing and Hardball with Chris Matthews came on. When I fully woke up, Chris was talking about Mitt Romney, a candidate for President of the United States. He was making a point that the man lies (his opinion). How did he decide to make that point? Joe Izuzu. He showed one of the old commercials where Joe Izuzu lies about everything. Then Chris shows a video of Mr. Romney and then Mr. Romney turns into Joe Izuzu mugging for the camera. Our own Joe Izuzu. He was great. Then Chris gave him a great endorsement, too. Way to go, Joe.

A few weeks ago Ryuei went to Japan. I’ll let him tell you about it, but he met at least one infamous Buddhist character.