Monthly Archives: November 2016


I’ll make this very brief. I was heading downtown on the subway today and sitting right across from me was a little Asian girl about five years old who was clearly in love with her new plaything, a beautiful African-American … Continue reading

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Recipe: Green Bean Casserole Made Fresh (No Cans!)

I agreed during the summer to publish this recipe, but what with life and such, I never actually did. I was reminded of it when I heard someone yesterday on the radio talking about what they were having for Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the President-Elect

“I have often … in the course of the session … looked at that sun behind the President without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting. But now at length I have the happiness to know it … Continue reading

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TBT/GTS#2: George “Bud” Falkenberry, Born to Act

Of all these profiles I expect to write – and as you will come to see, there are far too many – this one is the one I want most to get right because, even after more than 30 years … Continue reading

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“Consider the Lilies…” 2016

How can you not give your whole heart to the unlikely miracle of the day lily, a flower, as we learned from Superstorm Sandy, that takes fully two years to form and then, in one magnificent thrust of proud determination … Continue reading

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Summer’s Bounty, June to September, 2016

As I write this, there is hard cold rain blowing horizontal out the windows. The pool man was here earlier to tie down the cover for winter and I was reminded by the radio a few minutes ago that this … Continue reading

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