Perspective on loyalty

Last month a friend sent along a Michael Yon blogpost in response to a Rolling Stone article called “The Kill Team: How U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan Murdered Innocent Civilians” and I read it with interest. And then it lingered for reasons which are...

With a flourish

Ah, the royal wedding. While many focus on the flowers or the music or the pure pageantry — all vital in creating the whole — it is probably no surprise that for me the joy is in words. The Bishop of London, Dr. Richard Chartres, was most eloquent: ...

Energizer bunny

A must-read for writers and anyone else who needs a lesson in perseverance: Kathryn Stockett’s ‘The Help’ Turned Down 60 Times Before Becoming a Best...

Trump as mirror

Sometimes it’s all about impeccable timing, albeit unplanned. I spent this early morning writing a Game Plan column about the Donald Trump potential candidacy for president. It was to be for Friday publication, but as I was about to hit the ‘send’...

Going (kind of) postal

I pride myself on being an easygoing client, customer, consumer. But then this morning happened at the Hoboken Post Office and I lost it. I have a post office box. A few weeks ago they placed an invoice in the box for renewal. For a year it’s $92 and payment is...