The Long Goodbye

I’ve intended to write about my cat Wilkie for a long time. He died in October 2016, and I’ve not been able to do it until now. It’s hard to eulogize an animal. Even one as unique as blue-eyed, ring-tailed Wilkie. For as much as they add to our lives, pets don’t have the makings …

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Bargaining with the Green Fairy

Two things happened this month and one of them might be life-changing. First, I am 10 days in to Go Sober for October. (It’s a UK thing.) Second, Dunn-Edwards, the paint company, came out with its 2018 Color of the Year. It’s the latter that might be life-changing. The Color of the Year is called …

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Of Moths and Men

I tuned into Silence of the Lambs the other night just in time for the scene where Agent Starling visits the entomologists in their hidey hole at the Museum of Natural History. One of the bug guys has strabismus; the other exclaims “Tough noogies!” after a disputed move in their game of live-bug chess. On …

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