My eyes welled up as I pushed the needle through the red fabric. I was replacing a button on a cape I’d found in one of my mother‘s closets, and imagined her sewing it on when she first made the garment. It’s not something I have occasion to wear often, but I thought it would… Read More An Eerie Evening in Baltimore
Israeli breakfast is a cheese lover’s Canaan. At the Jerusalem hotel where I arrived mid-morning after a long flight, there were easily two dozen varieties—white, yellow, bleu, hard, soft, semi-soft, creamy. It’s an example of how Kosher restrictions can foster pleasure, the way that structure forces a poet to create literary beauty. Because of the… Read More Israel: A Foodie’s Promised Land
These are the times that try men’s souls. In the course of our nation’s history, the people of Boston have rallied bravely whenever the Sox have been threatened. Today, a new crisis has arisen. The Boston Red Sox organization has changed the team’s logo. The “Hanging Sox” has bumped the (redesigned) “Circle Sox” to alternative… Read More Just. So. Wrong.
It was an ugly start to the shopping season this morning when a Wal-Mart employee died after being trampled by an impatient, infantile throng. At about 5:00, the crowd of self-centered shoppers broke down the doors to the suburban New York store, knocked the unidentified employee down, and stampeded over him, crushing out a human… Read More Wal-Mart Employee Killed by Crowd of Shoppers