October 31, 2015

At LAX, waiting for a connecting flight to JFK.  From where I sit I can see fifty-seven people – not counting the people walking to their gates. Sixteen of them are couples.  Of those fifty-seven people,  forty-nine are on their phones, pads or laptops.  Of the remaini...

October 16, 2015

There’s something liberating about knowing you’re going to catch hell for a book (or a blog); it saves you from the small lies of diplomacy and cowardice.


I’ve danced around this subject for twenty years, filled up notebooks with ideas, talked about it with family and...

October 2, 2015

So Scott Walker has packed his tent and gone, and the voice I hear is Lizzie Bennet’s in Pride and Prejudice as George Wickham recedes in the distance: “Go, go, we would not wish you back again.”


Alas, I suspect Scotty will be back whether we wish it or not; for the sh...

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