New U.S. Census Bureau stats: Nationally, 1 in 5 Americans speaks a language other than English in the home. In California, it's 2 in 5, and for 2/3 of those California homes the other language is not Spanish.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
What we're talking about
on the front page.