China and India are just getting started as major producers of greenhouse gases, and the U.S. government seems unwilling to lead in efforts to conserve energy. The future looks very bleak, unless you talk to the right optimists
Once, back in the 1990s, I hosted an invitation-only party for my magazine at a trendy bar in Boston. My assistant arranged it all, including hiring a bouncer, whose frightening size was surpassed only by his scary disposition. When I arrived, somewhat late and without a pass, the bouncer blocked my path. I pointed to my picture on the invitation in his hand, but he just shrugged and said, "You don't look like you."