Twitter invites us to think about the relationship between significance and triviality, between brevity and profundity.
I've written about farewell before, but it's been awhile since I had to say the final "goodbye" to someone in my immediate family. But today I find myself doing that.
It's time to say goodbye to my many fellow celebrities who have foolishly neglected to survive this past year.
Huntington theorized that, with the end of the Cold War and the removal of ideology as a source of conflict, it would be cultural and religious differences that would now propel history.
Odetta's concert was more than I could ever tell you about now. I remembered being visited by things other than from this world.
This is the great gift of the Bush administration, that apathy has fallen by the way side; citizens are once again active in government. This is George Bush's legacy.
What I remember most about that day was every time Newman had a break in filming he would come over, sit down nearby, and perform goofy tricks for me.
It will be a long time before we can fully absorb what a loss his death has been.
Paul Newman was beautiful. You could never root against him. It might have been easier for him to sink into villainy if he wore dull-colored contact lenses, to blunt the brilliance of his eyes, to hide the twinkle.
While Wallace understood well the solipsism of depression -- see "The Depressed Person" -- he himself evinced none of it, in spite of his affliction.
Nancy and I celebrated every day. We made our marriage a daily commitment. We had fun, grew wiser, struggled, laughed, collected, built, moved, nurtured, spat, loved and lost as all of us do.
For Braves fans, he was the best and funniest of us all; for fans of opposing teams, he was serious about the sport and irreverent about everything in it.
For other classes, I bought $80 textbooks geared for the AP exam. In Steve's class, I received handouts from century-old Russian books because he said they taught logarithms better before the fall of the tsar.
Tony Schwartz, best known for making the famous "daisy spot" used in Lyndon Johnson's campaign against Barry Goldwater, died last Saturday at the home he rarely left in New York.
Saint Laurent is being hailed as a "legend" now, but for women of the world, he was an emancipator. He put women in pants, and in doing so freed their psyches.
Tough day today. We had to put down our 14 year old yellow lab, Vanilla. I treated her better than a dog the past few days. It made me think about ho...