I have a tendency to collect links to stories that I find notable in some way, which I then foist off on unsuspecting readers over on my blog. This is really just the modern version of something we’ve always done in my extended family. Rather than hand-off newspaper and magazine…
I’ve written already about my passing fascination with the people who climb Everest. It’s not an enduring obsession, mind, like the ones I have about c…
Two new books and one documentary prove that plain old human insatiable hunger for money and power is always the driver for any large-scale tragedy. An…
This wasn’t initially what I was going to write about this week. But when you realize that all of the tabs you have open point to a bunch of similar co…
Appetizer: My recent newsletter about pageants, particularly those pageants that are highly specific, caused a couple of you to send me links. WHICH IS…
Back in March 2020 when Somebody’s Gotta Do It had just hit the shelves, I wrote a couple of pieces that the publicity folks were going to try to place…
I’ve been thinking a lot about pageants. A fun fact about me to know and trade: my cousin is a former Miss Teen of Florida. In the early 1990s, I flew …
I appear to have taken Ted Lasso’s advice to have a “goldfish brain” seriously. Every year, the second half of May is a mad scramble with deadlines and…
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