No More Grumbling!!

I put my hand on Brad’s shoulder and said, “Just in case you thought that white people don’t notice this sort of thing, aren’t bothered by it, I want you to know I noticed.”  Read More

Going public

Yesterday I read the opening pages of my book to about 200 students and faculty at my university. I was heartened by the number of… Read More

Commission a portrait?

My playwright great great grandfather whose portrait hangs above my desk. Shall I commission a portrait? Meet my great great grandfather, Charles… Read More

Precious love

Love is precious, though many people don’t act as if it were. For all my adult life, I have sought love, and now I… Read More

Love and The Plague

On Friday, I got a phone call from someone who said he was my son, though the voice was sepulchral, and barely audible.  He… Read More

Doing Nothing

I spent New Year’s Eve sitting cozily in bed reading a book, Saving Fish From Drowning, by Amy Tan. It was lovely. New Year’s Day… Read More

Every woman's dream man.

Women dream of men like Bill.  He is tall, thin, good looking, competent and capable (and thoroughly solvent).  He can dance.  Strength, courage, decisiveness, discretion,… Read More

Bob Dylan

I’m breathless from the Bob Dylan concert. He is a superb musician, with a keen eye for good side men. The words were mostly… Read More