RIP Scalia Washington DC

By |2019-04-23T23:08:51+00:00February 18th, 2016|

A champagne bucket clothed in white linen holds a dozen or more almost-blown, blood red Peruvian roses; their shadows like wine stains on the gray marble back bar. The bucket nestles against an old wooden box tipped on its side [...]

Super Bowl 2016 – New Hampshire Primary

By |2019-04-23T23:13:24+00:00February 7th, 2016|

It’s 1:42am and the Nor’Easter, threatened earlier today, is knocking on my door. A couple of grizzly bears have been teleported to New Hampshire and are vigorously rocking the Sprinter; a vehicle not really designed for winter travel as the [...]

My Candidate of Choice January 2016

By |2019-04-23T22:53:34+00:00January 1st, 2016|

Early last summer, when Mr. Trump was still an entertaining oddity and Senator Sanders was the crazy guy who didn’t own a comb; the conversation in the dining room centered around “Who would you pick?” followed by snickers and giggles. [...]

Paraphrasing Potter Stewart

By |2019-04-23T22:42:45+00:00May 27th, 2013|

I found myself praying for someone to yell “Fire!” (unfounded of course); for a really, really small earthquake; for the pregnant woman in the tenth row to go into labor. Please go into labor…Now. The reason for my prayers? Bad [...]