January 2, 2013
I'm writing this after opening my Christmas presents, and getting some things I didn't like, some things I'm indifferent to, and some things I really love. In other words, a typical Christmas morning. Over the years, I've decided that males... continued

Another Medical Miracle

December 21, 2012
I've learned about yet another miracle. This keeps happening to me, and I don’t really know why, but I truly treasure these moments--when someone confides something to me which cannot be categorized, but which REALLY HAPPENED. It all happened in... continued

The Christmas Spirit

December 12, 2012
Christmas is a feeling, more than anything. Whether or not we celebrate the date of Jesus' birth in the right month (we don't) or if the Bible describes the scene correctly (most theologians say it doesn't), we want to feel... continued

Shunt Stories

December 6, 2012
I'm aging fairly gracefully, but I have to admit it: I have horrible hair. When I was in the hospital 8 years ago, I had a shunt put into my head, and I'll have that shunt in there forever, probably,... continued


November 29, 2012
Whitley and I just celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary. It's kind of hard to believe we've been together so long: I realized that we've been married to each other for over half our lives. We've had our fights (who hasn't?),... continued

Get Your Own Sex Life

November 24, 2012
The news has been rife with sex scandals lately--something you'd think our society would finally be mature enough to shrug off. The affair of General David Petraus, and the somehow related affair of General John Allen, don't make sense to... continued

Singing Sitting Down

November 19, 2012
Whitley and I love cabaret, especially chanteuses singing the Great American Song Book. They closed our favorite venue for this in New York City, so now we're searching out new places to hear those wonderful old songs. We went to... continued

What Happened?

November 12, 2012
In tough economic times, the Presidential election is practically handed to the other party. What happened this time? I think women made the difference. Woman make up the majority of voters in this country, so it's always a mistake to... continued

What’s It Like? (to have a film crew shoot in your home AGAIN)

November 5, 2012
We recently had a film crew set up their equipment and shoot an interview with Whitley in our apartment--for the second time (the first time didn't work out very well). They offered to send a car for Whitley to ride... continued

Weathering the Storm

October 31, 2012
New York City got an early Halloween surprise: A superstorm! It closed down the stock market and the subways, but that city is nothing, if not resourceful. I remember one time, years ago, when there was an incredible blizzard in... continued