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10 Dec 2012

Rudolph attended a two hour lecture on holiday travel. He is familiar with the subject so he found his attention wandering, and the speaker, while knowledgeable about the subject, was...

05 Dec 2012

So, the Tension Season is here. The emotional surges of holidays create lovely bursts of good will and well-being, but they can also lift some ordinary distresses into orbit. We...

07 Nov 2012

Voting is a happy event all by itself, but voting in the post-hurricane environment of New York this year was an exceptionally exhilarating experience. Many of our usual voting locations (schools)...

29 Oct 2012

Halloween approaches and scary things appear, not the least of which is scary holiday language. By scary I mean language that intends to frighten. Altho The Language Grinch is not opposed...

22 Oct 2012

The phrase “October’s bright blue weather” is used in one my favorite children’s books, The Hundred Dresses, by Eleanor Estes. This is a book about a poor little girl named...