As FDR said in his first inaugural address in 1933, when the country was in the midst of a horrendous depression: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” More recently, Governor Cuomo said the current situation is not in itself so horrific. It is fear that can lead to hoarding of food and other socially harmful behaviors.
Generation gaps have always been important. I remember when I was in my 20s, there was a saying around that you shouldn’t trust anyone over 30. Of course, when we all got into our 30s we realized we shouldn’t trust anyone under 30.
Typically at this time of year I depart from my usual attempts to lighten things up, and I write a serious column. But today things seem so serious in the world, I believe it is my responsibility to try to get you to laugh. Or at least to snicker.
This is a topic I am very familiar with, since I have been married for close to 47 years. To the same woman!
From the standpoint of identity politics, you are in a particularly strong position if you can claim more than one downtrodden identity. As a white male there isn’t a lot to choose from, but I do have one card…
More than 26 years ago, Donald Trump organized a bike race he said could be “tremendous in the future, and it can really, very much rival the Tour de France.” Since the first leg ended in New Paltz, there was quite a bit of local fanfare.
I have often wondered why feminism, which has dealt with so many important issues, seems to have largely ignored one
Although I’ve always been good with deadlines, I do have a problem with being late when I’m meeting someone. I
Do you have trouble starting conversations? If so, I’m here to offer solutions. But before I do, keep in mind
You know, when you’ve been doing a humor column for as long as I have, coming up with new ideas