“He can’t even write properly.”

George W. Bush? Nope.

“…perceptions that he was a consummate liar, that he presided over the use of poison gas by his troops and that his chaotic leadership contributed to a fiasco when hundreds of thousands of his soldiers were taken prisoner in the war’s last days.”

Saddam Hussein? Nope. Guess again.

Pope to beatify ‘buffoon’ who was Austria’s last emperor

Okay, Just ONE More Slice…

Pam, who doesn’t usually write about herself in the third person, joins nonfamous strangers from an offshore post in Austria. She’s binational, dividing her time between two places that are very far away from each other in all kinds of ways. The first, a condo just off 15th on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. The second, a government owned housing block in a town she calls, in her crabbier moments, “the Ephrata of Austria.”

While in Austria, she consumes an incredible amount of cake. Just this Saturday she had Esterhazy Torte, a 12 layer confection that alternates thin slices of hazelnut cake with sweet cream filling, topped with marbled ganache. And on Sunday, she had two slices of home made Black Forest Cake filled with marinated cherries. Real marinated cherries, none of your candied marichinos, thank you.

She keeps a journal about culture, food, snow, and the other mysteries of life as observed by a dislocated urban lefty at Nerd’s Eye View.