Them Zany Kids

Them Zany Kids

This post could just as well be re-titled, The scariest thing I’ve read in some time. What I’m referring to is not the Koch brothers’ aspirations for governance but a recent New Yorker article titled: “When I Grow Up”. Since this article...
As Funny As I Think I Am

As Funny As I Think I Am

You know, she said as she looked across the table at me, you’re not as funny as you think you are. She’d said this, this woman seated across from me, because I’d sniffed my glass of wine, looked ruminatively toward the sky and said, “Hmmh,...
Vodka Nose?

Vodka Nose?

It’s something new every day in a restaurant. Earlier this week I served two women at the bar who wanted to share a bottle of wine with their dinner. This process took a while, for the woman who was “in charge” of the decision ((I cannot comprehend...
On Resolutions, Or Duking-It-Out In The New Year

On Resolutions, Or Duking-It-Out In The New Year

2015 started with a bright blast here in Seattle: the thermometer struggled to reach 32°, the skies above cleared themselves wide open and bluer-than-blue, and the sun, visible for once, permitted a scroll of wonders: snow-tipped mountains sparkled everywhere along...