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 …
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…
Three weeks ago, I already had more streaming services than I wanted. I was adamant that I would not be adding more. No, not even Paramount+, which is …
I contain multitudes. While I don’t really dig a lot of popular media — like, I cannot get through even one episode of The Batchelor and the Real House…
Two weeks ago, I skipped town to go to the Met Museum in New York City. Depending on your route and the traffic and the movements of the spheres, it’s …
I was out for a run this morning and did something I have never done: I stopped dead in the middle of the street because a dude on a podcast said somet…