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My Birthday

I’m numb, both literally and figuratively, and not comfortably. Mama said there’d be days like this, when the best laid plans go to waste. Yes, plans. I have a birthday routine. Langer’s, a movie and a hot fudge sundae. It hearkens back to ’77, when I went with my girlfriend to the aforementioned home of […]


YOUNG Are friendly, they’ll talk to anybody. OLD Won’t talk to anybody they don’t know. YOUNG Believe they’re all in it together. OLD Are all about status. They want everybody to know they’re better than they are and will pony up for VIP access or anything that separates them from the hoi polloi, especially if […]

Jesse Winchester

I lived with the decent folks In the hills of old Vermont I know I’ve become the obituary guy, but Jesse Winchester had a place in the firmament and now he’s been completely forgotten, a footnote who’s succumbed to the sands of time. Kind of like “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” No one knows that […]

Today In Oslo

1. I met the guy who designed the Opera House! And I’m still shaking, pinching myself, he was more of a rock star than any I’ve met in many a year, because not only was he charismatic and looked the part, he could engage in a deep discussion of art. It’s all about money in […]