I realised Dad was right about a lot of other things too - as was Mom - and when I sat down to write about my life, I found that amid the tales of stolen grocery money and doing the skedaddle in the middle of the night to outrun the bill collectors were stories of optimism, perseverance and familial love that I had all but forgotten.
Oh, and that other sound you hear over the dalek-screech of your modem; that's the sound of a thousand record company execs crying out in anguish, as millions of dollars' potential revenue skedaddle out of the door.
Mr. Koppes of Calpers and others believe that the only ones who should be unhappy about the shift are the classic deadbeat directors, the kind of people whom Ross Perot often ridiculed for being all too willing to fly in on the corporate jet for the monthly meetings, feast on a dinner of Dover sole, collect a fee, and skedaddle home without accomplishing much.
Alison Leigh Cowan, The New York Times, 28 October 1992. New York Times