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Life’s Lessons

BY NOW (age 74) I should have learned a lot of useful information about how to live a successful life. I could die at any moment, and so the wisdom I have will die with me unless I write it down and offer it to my readers, most especially my own son who never reads [...]

August 9, 2020

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Virtual Museum: FIT Celebrates Bacall

An online exhibit reminds us how chic the actress was.

August 6, 2020

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Don’t Call Me

The tyranny of the cell phone.

August 2, 2020

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Picnic Fair

Dining is an outdoor activity these days, so let’s make it festive.

July 31, 2020

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Southern Charm

A virtual cooking class that’s good for the spirits if not the diet.

July 26, 2020

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Virtual Museum: Black Artists and Modernism

The Phillips Collection shines light on a gap in modern art.

July 23, 2020

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Wine and Friends

You don’t have to be a wine snob to like this merlot.

July 19, 2020

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Recycle My Life, Please

What can items like these possibly have in common?

July 16, 2020

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Country Living

It’s not just a bed of sunflowers.

July 12, 2020

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‘Sex and Vanity’ and a Whole Lotta Shopping

“Rich” has its own Zip code, but author Kevin Kwan invites us to visit.

July 10, 2020

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TP and Me

Lessons from the pandemic come in the oddest forms.

July 5, 2020

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Happy July 3rd and 4th

From our house to yours, happy holiday weekend.

July 2, 2020

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Life’s Coincidences

A license plate takes on new meaning.

June 28, 2020

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Virtual Museum: Shades of Gray

A clever exhibit fills in the picture of architect Eileen Gray.

June 26, 2020

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The Soul of a Machine

When your appliances have a mind of their own.

June 21, 2020

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Virtual Museum: Raphael in Rome

The Renaissance master is celebrated 500 years after his death.

June 19, 2020

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Make a New Friend

Alone with yourself a lot? Find a way to like that person.

June 14, 2020

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Things We Have Learned

The lockdown is teaching us about potato chips, sweatpants, breast lumps and much more.

June 11, 2020

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