2/11/14 As a psychiatrist, I encounter some strange ideas in the course of my life. But none stranger than the arranging of a state dinner for a visiting President in a heated tent on a lawn outside, in winter, when more than a foot of snow is forecast. I will be present at the state dinner for Francois Hollande by request of Valerie Jarrett, who clearly shares my concerns for the possible consequences of snow meeting warm fabric and the need for discreet assistance should my patient suffer an anxiety attack. ---Dictated by S.H. Rink, M.D.