“I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.” — Phyllis Diller
That’s the epigram on the first page of Dan Mathews’ new, Like Crazy: Life with My Mother and Her Invisible Friends.
On page 4, he makes reference to one of his […]
But before we get to that . . .
This lecturer in psychiatry at Yale thinks he knows why Trump can’t concede. Grievance addiction. Literally.
And now . . .
Technically, I guess it’s a hyperbaric chamber. But if fish live in an aquarium and Greeks lived in Byzantium . . .
Israeli scientists […]
Last month’s Randy Rainbow remains relevant because Trump still says he won.
So what do we do once he’s gone? This.
Have a great weekend. Jimmy Fallon (who hugged me once!) and Andrew Rannells (“The Book of Mormon”) here reprise 2020 in eight minutes.
My pal Mel White, ghostwriter for Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and Billy Graham, has just published Clobber the Passages: Seven Deadly Verses — yours for 99 cents on Kindle or $8.99 in paperback . . . a must-read for any person of faith struggling with someone’s being gay, whether that someone is a son, […]
Remember “I Am The Walrus?”
This isn’t that.*
On the evening of September 11, 1980 [she begins], my mom was approached by a neighbor who held rank in the Turkish military. He told her to stock up on bread […]
To keep Earth habitable we need to plant trees.
If one little outfit can do this, it’s not entirely crazy to imagine multiplying it 1,000-fold . . . and suddenly you’re planting 100 million a day. Not […]
There’s so much cause for hope!
OMG! OMG! OMG!
What a time to be alive.
And since that will take you just three minutes (if you’re too busy to then watch the whole documentary in the comfort of your home) . . .
. . . let […]
There are 118 million people ahead of me to get the vaccine. Find an estimate of your place in line here.
OK, are you ready for a challenge?
If you’re a progressive, you’ll find it challenging to listen to Tucker Carlson . . . whom I generally can’t abide . . . but […]
Last Spring, I asked you: What’s Wrong With This Logic?
Basically, that we should make every effort to protect Covid-vulnerable people while allowing young-ish people without serious health issues — kids, especially — to go on with their lives.
Yes, I agreed: kids who can’t avoid close contact with vulnerable adults need to be […]
Quote of the Day
I do count my blessings, but then I end up counting those of others who have more and better blessings, and that pisses me off.~Bob Mankoff New Yorker cartoon caption
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