My ammo for a circuitous flight home today is two New Yorkers, the latest Economist, and a Vanity Fair. I decided not to bring the book I am reading, The Path to Power, volume 1 of Robert Caro's biography of Lyndon Johnson, because a) it's heavy, and b) magazines make for better airplane reading than dense non-fiction. I'm enjoying the book, however, and gaining even more respect for Robert Caro's interview skills. The first few chapters are chock full of Johnson family anecdotes from the 1920s Texas Hill Country--stories that Caro pulled from now-elderly aquaintances of LBJ some fifty or sixty years later. Caro does seem to be attracted to the fault of egomania--first Robert Moses, now LBJ.