When I started this newsletter yesterday, Roe v. Wade still seemed like settled law. Today? Well. My thoughts are this: It’s not great but it’s also not…
Lead story: At the end of March, I went out into the desert to run 13.1 miles down Mt. Charleston in Nevada. Running in new places is one of my favorite…
Opening thesis: Every work of fiction contains at least little bit of truth; every true story has parts that are fictional. Storytelling, therefore, is…
Last weekend, I was running on a beach. Just a few days ago, I slipped on the ice in my driveway. It’s been a bi-polar kind of a week, is what I’m…
This is not the content you are likely here for, in that what follows is more of a “very special episode” of Martini with a Twist. This is the twist, I…
My intentions have been A+; my follow-thrus have been a C-. Rather than let the perfect be the enemy of the good, I’m gonna just do a quick hits kinda…
As is our tradition, our family of four decamped to the mountains right after Christmas where we met up with another family of four for a week of…
The end of the year draws close, as it always does. There is something to be said for the grand cycle of life, where the holidays come in predictable…
About a million years ago, I lived in Austin and wrote for the Austin Chronicle, the weekly paper that taught me that journalism could go beyond the…
A personal truth, which I am somewhat ashamed to admit, given that I am a writer: I do not like poetry. The word “like” doesn’t convey all of my…
(I would not buy a green dress, btw. That's cruel.)
As you know Bob, I am the District 12 Representative on the Otsego (NY) County Board, which means that I spent more time than you might imagine thinking…