Monthly Archives: March 2019

Entry 851: Steven Spielberg and the Netflix of Doom

Let me begin this post by saying that I believe Steven Spielberg is the greatest filmmaker of all time. I haven’t loved all his films, but if you look at his total output, it easily outshines just about anyone you … Continue reading

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Entry 850: Back from the Dead

Scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plants, insects, birds and mammals become extinct every day, except for March 11, when we turned the clocks ahead and lost an hour. That’s nearly 1,000 times the “natural” or “background” rate, which means … Continue reading

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Entry 849: Rosemary’s Baby Had Nothing on These Kids

Regular readers of this blog know that we acquired a granddaughter named Sydney last year. We obtained her in the usual way, involving our daughter, her husband, some test tubes and, in a funny story I won’t get into here, … Continue reading

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Entry 848: Stop Poisoning My Food

Restaurants in New York City are getting dangerous. This was demonstrated to me when my wife took me on an overnight excursion for my birthday. We drove into the city from our home in the suburbs, had dinner, saw a … Continue reading

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Entry 847: Chief Eccentric Officer

Recently, in a post about the overuse of the word “curate,” I mentioned a drink called LaCroix. “LaCroix,” I wrote, “a brand of the beverage formerly known as seltzer, rather than mix flavors, has come out with a line of … Continue reading

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Entry 846: You Are What You Tweet

Last week, I did a post called “Your Democracy in Action,” in which I covered some of the ways local governments in America–and (spoiler alert) the Federal government, too–manage to waste time doing stupid things. And then, as if to … Continue reading

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Entry 845: Yes Sir, That’s My Theyby

Well, it’s time once again to visit the subject of gender fluidity, which is when people pour their gender into a glass and decide if it’s half full of male or half empty of female. Regular readers know that I … Continue reading

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