It's summertime and the summer reading lists are flowing. Not all the books I've listed are new, but they're books I've read and enjoyed in the past year. 1) "The Burgess Boys" by Elizabeth Strout.
A young man I know is leaving soon on his first trip to Europe.
A man who is very dear to me recently committed fraud while he was on vacation. He had a fabulous vacation. There he and his wife were on horseback. Photo by photo, I could see all their routine cares dissolve like icicles in the sunshine.
I was a rookie reporter for a small newspaper in Palo Alto, Calif., when Dave Burgin sent me to interview the hot young quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, a guy named Joe Montana.
My father would have been 90 years old this month. Ninety. I look at the number as if it were a foreign word.
It's here at last. A couple of times I've recommended a "summer hour," which involves dedicating one hour every day to something summery, which might mean nothing more ambitious than sitting outside with a book.