Monthly Archives: June 2019

Fat

  Two-thirds of the people living in the United States are overweight, which means that Trump and I share a common trait—according to the prevailing medical opinion, we are both obese. This is vastly embarrassing and should be enough for … Continue reading

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Reparations

This is tough. I’m usually just short of being an oozing heart liberal, but the reparation issue has me conflicted. On the one hand, I’d be willing to bet that every single ethnic group and people have, at some point … Continue reading

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Prednisone

For the past four months or so, I’ve been battling a particularly nasty episode of sciatica. For those not in the know, the sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, traveling roughly from your butt to the bottom … Continue reading

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Confrontation, or maybe Not

I am standing in line at the coffee shop, bagged newspaper in one hand and five-dollar bill in the other. It is 8:15 a.m., and I need my bagel and espresso. In my pocket are an avocado and an orange, … Continue reading

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Jean Octave Sagnier

My father, Jean Octave Sagnier, died some 25 years ago. He was a good wise man who without being secretive hated talking about himself. He was an architectural student working as the traveling secretary of a wealthy Brit when World … Continue reading

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Incels

Hey, you! Yeah, incel guys! Get off your self-absorbed pity pots and listen up. We’ve all been there—male, female, short, stout, tall and skinny, gay or straight, every color of the rainbow, at one time or another we’ve been involuntary … Continue reading

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