DINNER WITH THE NEW MAPMAKER
Last night, I enjoyed a delicious meal at Fogo de Chao
in the company of Dr. Barnett
, his very bright and spirited daughter, Emily
, fellow Chicago Boyz
blogger Lexington Green
and his gracious wife...umm..."Mrs. Green
". As Brazilian cuisine is basically a salad followed by about seven pounds of meat, we may all still be in the process of digestion even as I write this post (Special thanks to Sean " Jack Bauer" Meade
and Mrs. Zenpundit
for facilitating the communication logistics of this get-together).
This was my first occasion meeting Tom and he was pretty much as I had expected him to be, except taller. An interesting aspect of the discussion was that if you have seen Dr. Barnett's televised brief
, that represents a modulated pacing, of his sometimes rapid-fire conversational delivery, highly energized by ideas and their prospective implementation. The discussion was wide-ranging and intriguing, though some elements of it have been or will be posted on Tom's blog as they related to his recent Central Asian tour with Admiral Fallon
, chief of CENTCOM, but good books, politics, Japanese anime, various public intellectuals and writing all came up as topics of conversation.
The food was excellent, as was the company. I'd like to thank Dr. Barnett for taking the time out of a very busy travel schedule with Emily for a social engagement with the Greens and myself, as well as for dinner. The generous gesture is much appreciated. It was also a pleasure to see Lex and his wife again. Hopefully, we can all sit down again sometime in the future.
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