The kindness of Claudia and Federico, the proprietors of the B&B Posada Karut Josh in El Calafate, Argentina, has compelled me to abandon my growing cynicism about the state of the world.
Kindle + OverDrive + NY Public Library = reader bliss
A Kindle, the OverDrive app and a New York Public Library card gives you instant access to the digital offerings of fourth largest library in the world.
Wise words from a discerning mind
Upon retiring after 48 years on the federal bench, my 94-year-old father-in-law John T. Curtin shares wise words by which to live a rich and rewarding life.
Is happiness your life’s goal?
“I just want to be happy.”
“I just want my kids to be happy.”
“I wish I were happier.”
Lately, it seems I hear these comments often. But is happiness really the best goal in life?
Seamus Heaney’s poem to our triplets
On the sad occasion of his death, the story of how Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney wrote a poem to our new born triplets.
Wisdom, the blues and giftedness
Recently, I did a fairly comprehensive Google search to assess my on-line reputation. While I found nothing objectionable, I was quite surprised to find three letters I had published in The New York Times before commercial Internet providers, the web browser or Google even existed. The first was published on the Sunday Week in Review […]