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I grew up around guns. My stepfather kept one in his car’s glove compartment. That is, until the night a drunken neighbor shot a policeman who was responding to aRead More
Two years ago I wrote the following piece as a continuation of this tweet. It was a perfect late afternoon in early summer. Hope Baker was tending to a bed ofRead More
Not if you don’t believe, he’s not. So my advice to you is to believe. Believe in things you can’t see. Believe in things that defy logic. Believe in theRead More
It starts when Gaza lobs a garbage can filled with dynamite into Israel, and Israel responds with laser-guided missiles. Iraq sympathizes with the plight of the Palestinians and allows IranRead More
Just when it feels like everything’s going along smoothly, and the universal tumblers are clicking into place, I’m reminded of how hard it is to be a parent. Maybe hard’sRead More
Here’s what I’ve discerned in my 48 years: Happiness does not occur as the result of the big, important moments that we *think* make us happy, but rather the small,Read More
We all like to think we can have a perfect life. We dream and scheme and execute intricate plans over long periods of time in the pursuit of things thatRead More
Until I was 18, I never lived above Interstate 10. My idea of a New Yorker was everyone I’d seen on television. Guys like Archie Bunker, Oscar Madison, George Jefferson,Read More
My father was completely sliver by the time he was 50. Silver is encroaching on me from every direction. My father was an alcoholic. I took my last drink 21Read More
[BEST READ WHILE AUDIO FROM VIDEO IS PLAYING] Twelve years ago I was just this married guy who enjoyed life. It was good. Really good. I didn’t think about worldRead More
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