The bar in this small central Pennsylvania town is like many others. A few tables, a mounted television, branded tap handles, metal tube stools. I order a draught and scan the snack menu, turning my attention to the TV because… Read More ›
Look, I know what you’re thinking. “Should I read this? What’s in it for me?” The studies of Internet reading habits (and there are many) suggest that you have already left and that I’m now talking to myself.
No one fantasizes about getting up at five-forty-five each day to do the same thing over and over and over, but we should. That’s the only way brilliance works.
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED, as I did recently, what determines the seemingly random pattern of tree branches? A case of “every which way,” it appears. One branch projects confidently toward the sky—another launches tentatively in one direction, suddenly adopting a… Read More ›
Thirty years ago, I had an idea. Actually, let’s call it dream. Sure, that sounds lofty, but I’m talking about something more than a moment of creative spark. More than a concept for a novel, a solution to a problem,… Read More ›
HE WAS, quite simply, one of the most remarkable people I’ve ever known.