Dear Diary

I’m reading George Orwell’s diary and Samuel Pepys’s diary one day at a time in Google Reader, as the entries are published. The two diaries are a study in contrasts. Pepys’s is detailed, run-on, and full of name-dropping, politics, and plague. Orwell’s is about gardening and the weather, spiced with observations of Morocco. Lately though […]


Well this is interesting. I was looking at the deficits in this table, and noticed something: the receipts. That, and the title clearly says from T. Roosevelt, but the data only extends back to C. Coolidge.