You can’t slide these dying eyes

Dad was dying and I was ready. I was ready to close his eyes. Many…

Why I’m a Digital Ideaist

I was listening to an archived interview with Dr. John and Terry Gross in my…

Watch your world, like a tide, retreat and slide away

I’m not going to get another minute of work done — on this another Work…

Tomorrow and today

I woke up this morning at 5:30 aware I was on the cusp of two…

Three ghosts meet a fool in a bar

What was a hospital visit is now a vigil here in Nyack. So much has…

The talking dead

In the last years of his life, my Dad and I had a tradition. I’d…

The damn eulogy

We buried Pop today. Thanks to Higgins Funeral Home, St. Augustine’s, St. Anthony’s, FDNY color…

Taking a long way home

Seems like a year ago I went to New York to see Pop, watch him…

Punctuation is like a carrot

I learned my language skills through three years of high school English, memorizing the AP…

Present simple messages simply

The best way to display simple messages, is simply. In Sunday’s Washington Post is an…

My baby just wrote me a letter

For Christmas, my son wrote me a letter recognizing my difficult year. Keith wrote it…

Lest we forget

For Christmas, my son wrote me a letter chronicling my past year. He wrote about…

Jo’burg

First, you get a paper cup. Can be any paper cup: sturdy, little bit deep.…

Going through Pop’s drawers

As I’m going through my Dad’s papers, I’m telling myself he deliberately left what he…

Conflicting priorities

I thought this was an interesting paradox: one construction project trumping another construction project. Though…

Commas are like a choo-choo train

I help my clients with writing tips. Here’s one on commas: When’s the right time…

Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world

When you go to Ireland, go first to the west coast to see why these…

Bill Simmons, in his prime

I’ve talked about Bill Simmons in glowing light. He’s a long-winded, online friend to many of us.…

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