Tag Archives: New York Times

Another Check off the Bucket List

I’m no fan of the term ‘bucket list’. It elevates the idea of peak experience, and thus diminishes the reality of life in the moment. Still, among guys my age (emphasis on GUYS) it’s a topic that comes up time … Continue reading

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Since They Lost Sammy – New York Times 1/26/2014

Yesterday’s New York Times has a long and moving article about a Brooklyn family whose twelve-year-old son Sammy was killed by a truck on the street in front of their house. Since They Lost Sammy The article touches on their … Continue reading

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Remember Haiti

Today is the fourth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake. 250,000 people died.  Aid flooded in, some seeped out. The disaster has been eclipsed by Oklahoma tornadoes and Philippine typhoons and New York City hurricanes. Most Haitians have reestablished a daily … Continue reading

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Thomas L. Friedman and Me

 Thomas L. Friedman and I are pretty much alike.  Okay, okay, he is Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the New York Times while I write a blog followed a handful of people. Farrar Straus Giroux publishes his oeuvre while they … Continue reading

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Nursing Our Children into Debt

After two weeks of no TV or radio, my favorite pastime upon reentering the United States is to divine what ‘big story’ captivates the nation.  Will it be something inspiring like Occupy Wall Street or tedious, like Mitt Romney’s bully … Continue reading

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