Experience is a great teacher

Experience is a great teacher

One day years ago in New York City, I passed a small church on the way to work. It was a little stone church, tucked in between more modern, storied b...

August 3rd, 2021 |  


An inner gardener after all

An inner gardener after all

I have never been a gardener.This makes me feel like a misfit in my family. My mother is a wonderful gardener. She had an enormous vegetable garden in...

August 2nd, 2021 |  


Just another vacation tale

Just another vacation tale

Last year it was hornets and bears. In the past it has been really sick kids, keys locked in the car, or prescription glasses lost in the ocean —...

July 30th, 2021 |  



The rhythms of our lives

The rhythms of our lives

There are 14 steps leading to the top floor of my house, where the bedchambers are located, and 13 down from the main floor to the man cave. I know th...

July 29th, 2021 |  


Changing your perspective

Changing your perspective

“A place for everything, and everything in its place” has been my motto for most of my life.I’m not one of those guys who loses his ...

July 28th, 2021 |  


A hinge point in history?

A hinge point in history?

Coronavirus mutations are outflanking us, mutating through the bodies of unvaccinated people, sending us into the never-ending narrative of a forever ...

July 27th, 2021 |  


Return of the The Treat Lady?

Return of the The Treat Lady?

The dogs are missing me.My husband, Peter, predicted this after we moved. “All the dogs will miss you!” he said. “They are going to ...

July 26th, 2021 |  


The value of changing your perspective

The value of changing your perspective

“A place for everything, and everything in its place” has been my motto for most of my life.I’m not one of those guys who loses his ...

July 23rd, 2021 |  


What on earth is going on?

What on earth is going on?

Like most people, I check the weather every morning before beginning my day. Rain, snow, heat, humidity. Whatever is coming that day, I want to know b...

July 22nd, 2021 |  


The seasons of our lives

The seasons of our lives

I have a 95 year-old father-in-law — we call him “Pop” — who until recently lived with my wife and me. He was cloistered in ou...

July 21st, 2021 |