46 is the least-popular 2-digit multiple of 23, but I’m making it look good.
I am of a generation of men who spent their childhoods thinking Gordon Lightfoot’s “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” was […]
Whether deep under the sea or in the boardroom, today’s Enlightened Coelacanth teaches (chosen pronoun) how to live (chosen possessive pronoun) life to its fullest.
By the time John was my age, he was dead.
How to make relationship decisions.
“I really learned a lot. REALLY LEARNED A LOT.”
Do mermaids each peaches? Or just salmon?
We’re up in the balcony of the Lowell High School Auditorium, Brad Moore and I, and we’re leaning over the […]
I’d been telling my children for a week that, by St. Patrick’s Day, they’d be getting Shamrock Shakes. And not […]
Many denominations determine the beginning of the Christmas season as the day when Costco starts selling fake trees (in 2014 […]
When I first heard Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” I thought: “Why didn’t you release this instead of ‘Can You […]
I bumped my head. I think it’s an east-west thing.
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We’re not really a Bible-believing family, so when my daughter asked me what Christmas was like in the deep places […]
I’d like to think that, right now, in some lower rent place than where I’m currently living,
Advances in medical technology and attention to Quality of Life considerations like exercise, diet, and stress reduction have increased the […]
There are times I want to pick up the phone and call my late father.
A Streetcar Named Extinction.
Amity Island, like Brigadoon or King Arthur’s Avalon, is a place out of time that is powered by summer dollars […]
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“One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.” ? A.A. Milne, “Winnie the […]
In this article I use the name of a popular social media outlet as a stand-in for all of them, […]
Cows are watching from the ceiling.
I have many items on my parenting agenda. I take the mission seriously. But I’m always careful to make those […]
A man said to the Internet “Lentils: Soak them?”
I’m truly sorry it went wrong, says “Black Thumb,” but it’s not like you didn’t see it coming.
My daughter learned to speak from hearing this song.
“You’re streets away from where it gets the roughest.”
Two 2014 inductees to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame appear on this beautiful song, and neither one of […]
Like you, every time I pop into the beat, I get Fresh.
“I’ve never done good things. I’ve never done bad things. I never did anything out of the blue.”
Myself, I only love most minutes of the day, but I’m working on a monopoly.
What better way to start the year than “Mr. Blue Sky”?
“Deliver me from Reasons Why.”
“They can’t possibly be American, that can’t possibly be a man, this song can’t possibly be 40 years old.”
A cold-weather power trio fronted by its bassist, Boston’s Morphine was nevertheless never called the American Rush.
Jeans, motorbikes, and your pretty face. We have everything we need.
It’s important to be aware of our surroundings and not look like a jackass.
“It’s A Wonderful Life,” by virtue of being a delightful classic of Christmastime Americana,
Every writer can get into bad habits, but just remember what your best English teachers (mine were Mrs. McGovern, Mr. […]
Before she died (and several times after), Mother Theresa of Calcutta sat down with me to offer career advice.
I am distrustful of inexpensive things, because it has been constantly reinforced throughout my life that there is always a […]
Both The Nosferatu of Carpathia and Mark Twain liked boats and aphorisms.
In the wake of a fast food workers’ strike demanding a $15-an-hour wage, one of the best weapons in the […]
When Langston Hughes wrote “I loved my friend/He went away from me/There’s nothing more to say/The poem ends/Soft as it […]
I would not have listened much beyond “There are two wolves inside you.”
Next year I am splitting the Nobel Prize with this guy I saw walking by my building at 3 a.m. […]
Oppressors are denying your right to party, censoring your fun, and even removing several hours of the day just to […]
One of the biggest hoaxes around is that the French language exists, and that there are places in the world […]
“In whalers all wonders soon wane.”—Moby Dick It’s been more than a year since I began reading “Moby Dick,” but […]