When I was a boy, I had an uncle who married a flight attendant—or what we called back then a (forgive me) stewardess....
Dear Friends Who Read and Readers Who Are Friends, To paraphrase a Chinese proverb – or, in some translators’ opinions, a Chinese...
If you’re reading this, it means you survived Black Friday. You think I’m kidding. I’m not. Black Friday can be terrifying. You don’t...|
It was well over 200 years ago now that Jeremy Bentham asked about animals, “The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor ‘Can...|
Here is today’s profound meaning-of-life question: Is it better to have a serious gastrointestinal meltdown at 35,000 feet in the rear bathroom of...|
We all remember “Father Knows Best.” Okay, almost no one does, except for my late father’s friends in South Florida. Actually, even they...|
Earlier this month I gave a speech on Cape Cod, and I was struck by how much the elbow of the peninsula has...|
The week before last I was in Manhattan and emerged alone on a Friday night from the subway station in Union Square. It...|
In November 1993, not quite a week before my wife’s and my daughter was born, my wife made a sacrifice of epic proportions:...|
Not long ago, a reader stopped me on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont and asked, “Do your cats still play turd hockey?” I...|