Tuesday, March 17, 2020
There’s nothing funny to say this week. People are afraid of getting sick, of losing loved ones, of losing money. What I can say is that we aren’t alone, even if we have to stand at …
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
At 60-something, I can confidently say that I’m past the midlife crisis stage, unless you call “midlife” the period between the first 20 years and the last 20. You’d think I would re…
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Happy National Grammar Day! Each year we set aside one day to vaguely recall the standard spellings and usages in our language, which few follow the other 365 days in a leap year.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Civility in public discourse is becoming as rare as hens’ teeth. That’s the symptom, not the disease. Why have we become such an uncivil civilization?
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
I hope you Windsor-Markles had a great time last week visiting California, the true birthplace of the other Disney princes and princesses. I write this open letter in the hope of lur…
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
In a redwood forest you’re rarely surprised by what you meet, especially if it’s a tree.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
With the San Francisco 49ers returning to the Super Bowl in two weeks, it’s party time!
Thursday, December 26, 2019
It was long overdue. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” has finally been updated to a less predatory version, thanks to Kelly Clarkson and John Legend. The new lyrics, “Santa-tized for your p…
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Last year I wrote about a rarely mentioned phase in Earth‘s biohistory, the Jackassic Era. It was a time when huge, antisocial monsters roamed and ruled the planet. Eventually, their…
Wednesday, May 22, 2019