A few weeks ago, I occasioned to wonder what the ghost of Richard Buckminster Fuller is doing these days. I am now ready to report.
For my younger readers, I may need to explain exactly who Bucky Fuller was. I wish I could. I’ve never really understood exactly who—or what—he was. If you believe in reincarnation, [...]
I once received a personal reply to an e-mail I had sent to Nicholas Kristof, which is kind of amazing, since on most days Mr. Kristof, an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, probably gets more e-mails in an hour than I receive in a month.
This past week, Kristof, one of the world’s more [...]
What in the world was she thinking?
You know exactly whom I’m talking about. And you, surely, share my sense that Sarah Louise really wasn’t really thinking yesterday when she gave her “why I’m resigning” speech to the geese and others in Alaska. At least, she wasn’t thinking as we typically define the word. “Thinking” in [...]
The other day, a new doctor in my life—an otolaryngologist and a ENT man—told me, “You are the zebra.” He was defending the decision of my regular physician, a G.P., who had sent me to see the specialist.
I knew what he meant. You’ve probably heard this saying, too: “When you hear hoof beats, don’t think [...]