A comedian told a joke once about how so often, when he paused to reflect on his life thus far, he realized what a jerk he had been about five years ago. After doing this several times over the course of a few decades (realizing that five years prior he had been quite the jerk), it finally dawned on him that he's more than likely being quite the jerk right now. That's why older people tend to be more quiet, he said.
Seven years ago, I brought my daughter home from the orphanage, and my life was dramatically changed. But it wasn't until a recent trip to Yetebon, Ethiopia that I realized just how dramatically I had changed hers. Read Post
Next month will mark eight decades since Fernand Petiot made his first Red Snapper at Manhattan's King Cole Bar. The Snapper, of course, is just the bar's name for the cocktail that everyone else calls a Bloody Mary. And even if tha... Read Post