Two "personalities," the patriotic prisoner-of war and the earthy "frontier" governor are trying to appropriate "change" as their theme -- and run against The Firm, headed by an empty suit and a bloviating senior partner.
A private jet, seven lunches, six premieres, 16 parties, five megayachts, one helicopter, one-on-ones with Brad Pitt, Mick Jagger, and Robert DeNiro. One woman lives the dream at the Cannes Film Festival.
Three things I learned from watching "Idol Gives Back" last night: Heart still rocks, Teri Hatcher has a decent voice, and Fergie can do one-handed cartwheels. While singing in leather pants. For that, I say props, woman.
Much like Thomas Mann's main character in The Magic Mountain, written in Davos, I was an "ordinary [wo]man," amongst a sea of world leaders and power brokers. This convergence of knowledge and influence in one place made for some heady observations and encounters.
Rarely do our suburban party discussions take us to settings beyond our backyards, but when they do, I'm happy to tout the open-minded, sympathetic, globally-concerned view that will digest well with wine and brie.