Anyone can — and should — philosophize

Anyone can — and should — philosophize

In Ratatouille, Chef Gusteau claims, “Anyone can cook.” I claim, “Anyone can philosophize.”  And everyone should. No, not the pretentious, impenetrable stuff in academia that all too often is passed off as philosophizing, when little, alas,...
What you should never outgrow

What you should never outgrow

Are there some things we should never outgrow — like carrying our adored daughters on our shoulders? Are there some things we become too old for — like watching Barbie movies and wearing princess dresses and (in my case) playing with Hotwheels cars (still...
National Sibling Day, a requiem

National Sibling Day, a requiem

I have seen so many beautiful and touching posts today of siblings who cherish and praise one another. Wish so much I had a sibling to whom I could also give such panegyrics. Once upon a time, I did. Best I can do now is offer up a requiem to a brother older in...