Good Morning Gentle Readers,
The godfather of school choice was born a century ago today, which is why Mrs TWC is having a leisurely breakfast on Waikiki Beach this morning. Nope, we didn't get to tag along. No way to scrounge up the cash for spendy airline tickets after the fuel bill came in from the Lake Powell outing last week ($5.48 per gallon at Dangling Rope Marina).
Later tonight, the missus will be speaking at a Grassroot Institute dinner in honor of Milton Friedman. As many long-time readers know, Mrs TWC is one of the leading school choice advocates in the country.
TWC isn't especially overwhelmed by celebrity status. You might say that having my picture snapped with a rock star or politician isn't on my bucket list. Yet, it was kind of intriguing to actually meet Milton Friedman in person. No, I didn't spend much time in deep, philosophical conversation with the man. I mean, what, exactly, do you say to this dimunitive guy in the Aloha shirt? Good Job, Man(?) I guess I could have mentioned how much I enjoyed his book, Free to Choose.
Milton with our friends Shikha and Arthur (May 2006)