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And Another Thing: Campaign craziness
Saturday Oct 20 2012
Good morning, all—I offer you a rewritten And Another Thing from 1996, a year that resembles this one only in one respect: it, too, was an election year. And as a result, it, too ...
And Another Thing: On the prospect of organizing
Friday Sep 14 2012
Don and I lack organization skills. I look at that sentence and feel like laughing and crying at the same time. I mean, we’re both grown up. After all, we’ve had a mor ...
And Another Thing: Of reading books and going – or not going – to the library
Friday Aug 31 2012
A friend says she hasn’t gone to the library in years. It’s not because she doesn’t read, or doesn’t like books. No, it’s because she deals with ebook ...
And Another Thing: Lessons learned from a role model
Friday Aug 17 2012
I saw her at the gym after my workout. For just a step, just a second, I considered not greeting her. She hadn’t seen me, wouldn’t have missed my hello, would have happ ...
And Another Thing: Midsummer book talk
Friday Jul 20 2012
I haven’t written about books since April. Three months! No wonder I’ve felt so itchy and out of sorts. Time to talk about writing and authors and good stories, and the ...
And Another Thing: Focusing on what readers have to say
Friday Jul 06 2012
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a word I found in Leo Rosten’s The Joys of Yiddish.” One word leaped out at me: mechaieh. Pronounced m’khy-eh, to rhyme with ...
And Another Thing: Why not talk about patriotism?
Friday Jun 22 2012
I don’t work downtown anymore, haven’t for over a year. So I don’t spend as much time hanging around as I used to. So I imagine I’m the last person to have ...
Pleasure makes me a better person
Friday Jun 15 2012
I recently poked through my copy of "The Joys of Yiddish," Leo Rosten's mishmash of definitions, stories, jokes, and history – of Yiddish (of course), Hebrew, and the Jews. I ...
Baffled" Dazed and confused" Ms. Mootpoint tells it like it is
Friday May 25 2012
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Minute Maid can keep labeling one of its beverages “pomegranate blueberry,” even though it's made up almost entirely ...
And Another Thing
Friday May 11 2012
Something happened when I meandered outside last Wednesday to get my Auburn Journal. I saw the gladiolas blooming. Big deal, you say. They come up every year. That’s what bul ...
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