Heart and Soul, I Fell In Love With You-
How piano lessons–and a middle school friendship–changed my life. My NYT column for 1/5/21
Time Won’t Let Me Wait That Long-
A visit to a clock repair store provides a lesson in living in 2020. My NYT column for 12/09/20.
I Remember When Rock Was Young-
What the music of Elton John meant to a closeted teenager in 1970. My NYT column for 11/25/70
The Long Shadow of the Reagan Years.-
How 1980 brought us to 2020. A memory of leaving home, and the month the country changed. My NYT column…
It’s Not Easy Being an Optimist in Maine-
We have late-spring storms and high-stakes Senate races. But we also have lobster and Patty Griffin.
Will You Leave the Country if Trump is Re-elected?-
A generation of Americans prepares to flee. My NYT column for 9/30/20.
The Most Powerful Man in the World Thinks My Family is ‘Less Than.’-
The Fight for Equality isn’t over, and can most definitely still be lost.
What Donald Trump Could Learn From Jimmy Carter-
The one-termer club doesn’t have to be so bad, Mr. President.
In My Mind, I’m Going to New Jersey-
Where the Bruce is loud, and the Rolling Rocks are cold.
The Doggiest Days of Summer Demand Gin and Tonics-
They’re refreshing and ridiculously easy to make, and come with just enough bitterness to help you get through this miserable…