Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. 1) The drug war is an all-out disaster that has inflicted an untold amount of unnecessary human suffering.
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.