I’ve been convinced for some time that the United States should not be thought of as a melting pot but as a coat of many colors.Read more
Why is it that the people most responsible for educating our children are so often on the wrong side of history?Read more
Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Mark Zuckerberg, Coco Chanel, Steve Jobs, Oprah. All of them household names. All of them lack a college degree.
Yet . . .
An employment ad for a Zamboni driver for the New York Islanders hockey team stipulates—a college degree.Read more
I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than
Gertrude SteinRead more
Life’s temptations haven’t changed a wit since Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Christ in the desert, or Seneca in hedonistic Rome. We are lured by any proffer of sensual pleasure, exert any effort to gain the trappings of power and control, and suffer no insult to our own vain pride. Succeed in these, we believe, and we’ve found paradise.
Yet four of five people say they’re unhappy with their very purpose in life.Read more
His name was Bill Farrell, a dashing fashion photographer in New York City who played to the hilt his role as a dashing fashion photographer. I was a young advertising rep for IBM, cutting my teeth on photo shoots of pretty models portraying computer users.
“You can tell what a woman’s thighs are like by her upper arms,” he one day informed me for no earthly reason. “They’re mirror images.”
Ever since, I have gone through life burdened with the unwanted faculty of looking at a woman’s bare arms, but seeing her thighs. Kind of a deviant variant of Superman’s x-ray vision.Read more
EMILY: "Does anyone ever realize life while they live it...every, every minute?"
STAGE MANAGER: "No. Saints and poets maybe...they do some.”
Thornton Wilder, Our TownRead more
Just before Christmas my little island of Vieques was all a titter because a gaggle of Victoria’s Secret models was flown in for a fashion shoot. The fuss reminded me about something most people don’t know about Victoria’s Secret.Read more