Item #1: Tom Donelson has just published a new book, Empire of Liberty, and yours truly is quoted in it. Tom's a nice guy with many interesting things to say. The short blurb: The debate is on, what will America’s role in the world after 9/11 be? Mr. Donelson seeks and gives his answers to these and other questions. Something most of you have an interest in. You can order the book here. Second item on the agenda: When I head to NYC in August to cover the GOP convention, I will meet up and drink with the ultra-famous Tim Blair, who will also be providing fair and balanced coverage of said convention. Tim says he will introduce me to the New York's Australian Mafia. Yea, I never heard of them either, but he swears they rule NY. Third item: Today's Achewood. Fourth and final item: Oh no. The other side of the evening entails an agenda that includes a delicious surprise mp3 for you all to download, listen to and enjoy like there's no tomorrow. Go read Achewood again. It was that funny.