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Five Loaves, Two Fishes and Six Chicken Nuggets by Barry Gibbons

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17. The week that was

We writers stand accused of two crimes against humanity. First: when we are excited by an idea, we often witter on for ages in pursuit of a full stop. Second: we whine a lot. I’m currently in the latter mode.

Here’s the problem. You will be reading this quite some time after I’ve written it. This normally precludes me writing about anything too date-specific. Frankly, there’s nothing worse than reading stuff that can only see its shelf life in the rear-view mirror. Two things happened during a recent week, however, that are giving me an excuse to break the rule. So please bear with me.

The week was the second week in February, 2002, when we saw Kenneth Lay, late of Enron, holding up his hand in front of members of the elected ...

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