Metaphors are great for giving us a fresh picture of a complex situation. Today's metaphor o' the day comes from Wall Street Journal reader Henry Ahrens who wrote the following letter (May 19):
"California's Proposition 1A seeking to increase the size of the state's rainy-day fund is like ordering umbrellas to be stockpiled in a warehouse while one stands in the middle of a thunderstorm. California, look up. The rain is falling."