End Of Life Red Tape

End Of Life Red Tape

Two years ago, I wrote a couple of pieces (here’s one, here’s the other) on the difficulties cutting through a ridiculous quantity of red tape regarding my mother’s money matters. At the time, she was suffering from the early stages of dementia, and...
POTD: Penn & Teller At Google

POTD: Penn & Teller At Google

Picture Of The Day: Five years ago this month, while Penn & Teller were doing a limited run on Broadway, they stopped by Google’s New York office to have a chat onstage. Among the topics they covered were their origin story, their TV shows “Fool...
Fawlty Logic, Mr. Cleese

Fawlty Logic, Mr. Cleese

I saw something recently that reminded me of an incident on my radio show about 20 years ago. At the time, one of the St. Louis Rams had told the head coach that he’d have to miss a mid-week practice because his wife was going to have their first baby. The coach...
POTD: Technology Is Hard

POTD: Technology Is Hard

Ken Levine posted this on his site, and I liked it so much, I have to re-post it here as the Picture Of The Day. As you watch, ask yourself what technology from your parents’ era would have stumped you? The closest I can some is changing the TV channel without a...
Movie Review: “Driveways”

Movie Review: “Driveways”

“Driveways” is a sweet, but sad, story that marks the final film performance by the great Brian Dennehy, who died in April at 81. He plays a lonely widower named Del, the next-door neighbor to a woman named April, who died before the movie’s story...
About That Fox Ratings Story

About That Fox Ratings Story

Michael Grynbaum has a piece in the NY Times about how the shows that make up Fox News Channel’s evening block (Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham) have become the most-watched hours on all of primetime TV. But he didn’t offer this simple...