It was 43 years ago this week that I first moved to Princeton. I was 18 years old at the time, an incoming college student moving into my freshman dorm. I have lived and worked in the Princeton area for most of the last 43 years. When you have lived in one place for so… Continue reading Princeton, seen through fresh eyes
When I penned my last post I was facing an existential crisis of sorts, pondering whether I had learned one truly valuable life lesson in the year since I wrote my 60 life lessons at 60. I am pleased to report that the crisis has resolved itself today in the form of a birthday card. … Continue reading Do Not Mess with the Macaroni
One year ago at this time, as I prepared to celebrate my 60th birthday, I wrote a series of blog entries about the 60 life lessons I had learned during my 60 years on this planet. Now, approaching another birthday (I will be 61 on Monday) I find myself pondering whether I have learned one… Continue reading Men, if you want to stay married, you will heed my advice
I learned to meditate when I was in college. I think a lot of kids learned back in the day, Perhaps they still do. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. Anyway, I learned to meditate when I was in college. And I was always curious about people who told me that they could only meditate if they were in a… Continue reading Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
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"MEN WANTED FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY. SMALL WAGES, BITTER COLD, LONG MONTHS OF COMPLETE DARKNESS, CONSTANT DANGER, SAFE RETURN DOUBTFUL. HONOUR AND RECOGNITION IN CASE OF SUCCESS." With this classified ad, Ernest Shackleton is said to have recruited the crew for his 1907 expedition to the South Pole. The effort took two years, and eventually, one… Continue reading Whisky and Ice (August Scavenger Hunt)
There is nothing funny about murder. And yet I write humorous mysteries. Because I think sometimes, the only way to deal with tragedy is to find a way to laugh about it. Or better yet, to sing about it. So I was really pleased to see my cousin Donny post this yesterday on facebook. One… Continue reading Another Murder in New Orleans