Debit and credit. I want them balanced, or as nearly as I can make them. As I get older, though, the debit column gets more substantial. At 76, I begin…
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I’m in Lowe’s, strolling down the bathroom sink aisle, looking at sinks with her. We are trying to decide which sink-cabinet combo to buy to replace her…
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More bad news? We don’t need it, do we? Abuse, though. That always needs to see the cleansing light of day. I wrote an essay about a football coach at…
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The current alarming shortage of baby formula has put me in a time machine. It’s caused me think about my daughter when she was a baby many years ago…
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Note: this piece was recently published in the North American Review. If you've read it, please ignore. I'm publishing it on Substack for those who may…
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The Ukrainian Coffee Shop
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On a winter's day in New York with the most talented writer I've ever met
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I’m going to have a cataract operation today. I’ve been having problems with driving at night. And seeing distances. So, a month or so ago, I went and…
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Her name is Mariya Volgushina. Or, more properly, in Ukrainian, Мария Вольгушина. She is an illustrator. A young, very talented illustrator. My sister…
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Finding a father
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R.I.P.
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Recently, a friend died. He was only 63. He was a great guy, a decent, kind, capable man. I wrote something about him and published it here. It made me…
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