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Tom files for e-mail bankruptcy

I’m going to declare what a friend of mine at the Pentagon calls "e-mail bankruptcy." As I blimblammed around Cornwall, hiking with my family and having Proper Job ale with fried cod at night, about 2,000 e-mails piled up. I have tried try to read anything that looked important, but if there is something you ...

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I'm going to declare what a friend of mine at the Pentagon calls "e-mail bankruptcy." As I blimblammed around Cornwall, hiking with my family and having Proper Job ale with fried cod at night, about 2,000 e-mails piled up. I have tried try to read anything that looked important, but if there is something you wrote to me that has gone mysteriously unanswered, you might want to ping me again.

If you are in Cornwall, by the way, try to catch the Motown Pirates, kind of a Cornish version of the Commitments. The male lead singer does a terrific Marvin Gaye.

I’m going to declare what a friend of mine at the Pentagon calls "e-mail bankruptcy." As I blimblammed around Cornwall, hiking with my family and having Proper Job ale with fried cod at night, about 2,000 e-mails piled up. I have tried try to read anything that looked important, but if there is something you wrote to me that has gone mysteriously unanswered, you might want to ping me again.

If you are in Cornwall, by the way, try to catch the Motown Pirates, kind of a Cornish version of the Commitments. The male lead singer does a terrific Marvin Gaye.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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