Monthly Archives: September 2015

THE POPE AND POMP

Watching Pope Francis tootle down Fifth Avenue in his little Fiat gave me a warm feeling. Sure, the unpretentious little car is only a symbol, but symbols are important. The pope’s Fiat is a symbol of humility, a virtue you … Continue reading

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Extreme Decluttering

Decluttering is cluttering up the internet these days. One of the reasons for the popularity of getting rid of “stuff” is that Baby Boomers are clearing out their parents’ homes and their own as well. For parents, their demise or … Continue reading

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A PERFECT DAY

One of the most enjoyable aspects of writing is the way that one thought leads to another seemingly unrelated thought, then an idea, then a short interruption to feed the cat, and then on to a bunch of other brain … Continue reading

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GOODBYE, JEFF SMISEK!

The New York Times just reported that my flying nemesis, Jeff Smisek, has resigned as CEO of United Air Lines, along with two other senior UAL officials. The reason? A federal corruption investigation “into whether the airline had improperly sought … Continue reading

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