Spiralling deflation

One can't help but take it personally. I thought the newly subscription-free Irish Times would give me the chance to link to the "I Wish I Were" article from Saturday 21st's magazine section, which it swelled my head to be asked to write. But no: Royal correspondent Jennie Bond wishing she were on the 14th, yes; actress & restaurateur Eva Longoria doing ditto on the 28th, for sure. But yours truly, the burger in the bun, nope. In vino vanitas: a lesson for me.