Unclaimed Freight

For example, if the package is unclaimed, who put my name on it? And, if my name is on it and this security (alias) guy has my email address, why does he need a copy of my driver’s license and Social Security number?

The Lesson

Now that I know more, I try to breathe deeper, to understand the lesson that being present is the gift and the gift is to absorb the present.

Agelast, the Last Age, and Will This Age Last?

Words are so interesting. The other day, I came across a definition of the word agelast. It would seem as if the definition would have something to do with aging, but it actually means someone who never laughs.

New Amity Diner Bows Out After 45 Years on UES

But for Steve, the owner of the New Amity Restaurant, it was the end. The end of a 45-year love affair with the people of the Upper East Side who would frequent what very well could have been the best diner on Madison Avenue.

“The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The gist of the ‘rime’ is the old man’s recollection of the guilty and fateful part he played in a doomed sea voyage.

How to Read a Novel by Caroline Gordon

The more ambitious student of How to Read a Novel could use it as a guide and primer to these many authors and their works, and attain thereby a truly profound understanding of literature.

The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War

Again, this is a painful read; and also lengthy. But for anyone who wants to know the whole story of the Holocaust—insofar as that is obtainable to mere readers of history—Martin Gilbert’s work is invaluable.

The Simplicity of Thought

Walk the turtle with simplicity of thought and align our perspective with truth inside each struggle, to break free of undertones and embrace the beauty of a loving, soft kiss.

“One Froggy Evening”—and Gogol

Recently I watched—for the umpteenth time—the great 1955 Chuck Jones cartoon, “One Froggy Evening”. Like “One Froggy Evening”, Gogol’s “The Diary of a Madman” is as hilarious as it is dismal.

The Fragrance of Beauty

Walk the turtle with the fragrance of beauty with each kiss and allow yourself to feel the affectionate touch of peace as you listen to the whispers of guidance during your journey. 



Nope–Movie Review

Writer/director/producer Jordan Peele is at the top of his game as he has us laugh, deliver the chills, and root for the characters that are so appealing and real for us. His is truly a tale of the unexpected with some jaw dropping moments.