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Saying a Gradual Goodbye to Our Wolfgang

Wolfgang “Wolfie” McPhee Our poor kitty is on his last legs, I believe. Only 8, he has chronic renal failure for reasons...

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The Truth in Old Photos, Thanks to Siobhan Finneran of Downton Abbey

There’s a photo going around Facebook that shows Downton Abbey actor Siobhan Finneran as her character, Sarah O’Brien, on one...

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The ‘Large Uterus’ Or What Not to Say on a Crowded Train

You have a large what? Getting off a rush-hour train the other day I overheard a woman behind me say into her cell phone, quite clearly and...

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When the ‘Party Line’ Crumbles

“If you’re poor, stop being poor.” Aasif Mandvi closing in a crumble Just so were the words of Todd Wilemon, Managing...

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What Do You Believe In?

The keynote speaker at a recent conference I attended was Adam L. Saenz, a compelling speaker and author of The Power of a Teacher:...

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What Would Your Last Meal Be?

Photographer Henry Hargreaves recently put together a series of photos of last meals by famous and infamous murderers, and it got me...

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Old Farts Farting

Would you please tell me what the dinky heck is with all the farting after 60? I’ve always farted, and so have you. We all fart. But...

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My Proustian Questionnaire

If ever I was on The Actor’s Studio, here’s how I might answer Mr. Lipton’s questions. Based, as he says, on Bernard...

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Jefferson’s Memorial Set Apart for Good Reason

The Jefferson Memorial stands in quiet grandeur on the south side of the Tidal Basin, well away from Lincoln’s and Washington’s...

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Lucky Man

I’m a lucky man. A lucky, lucky man. I discovered history before it was too late. When I was younger — much, much younger — I...