An Open Letter

In context: I wrote this more than a week ago in response to a tirade that I received from a subscriber, which was full of misrepresentations. I never planned to include it in my newsletter, but decided after careful consideration that it merited wider attention. The...

Cheesy vs. Cultured

Donald Trump can trash our allies and praise our enemies all he wants, but his treasonous activities of late could not diminish the joie de vivre in a celebration of France on Saturday at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. A rich mixture of Gallic artistic...

Rather Accessible

As if the Palm Beaches weren’t home to enough celebs, including authors in various genres, the annual Palm Beach Book Festival imports some. From other states, that is. Nobody from outside the country, so far. They’d probably fear being locked up and deported by the...

Serpico Redux

Remember Serpico? The 1973 hit movie by director Sidney Lumet, starring Al Pacino. You don’t? It was before your time? Hey, it was only 45 years ago. Still can’t place it? Well, the hell with you then. (Kidding, kidding.) Serpico popped into my mind tonight (June 28)...

FREE BOOK, BABY!

Here in southeast Florida, it’s hot, folks. Now, I’m a little weird: I love it. No AC during the day, 79 degrees at night, with a helicopter above my bed churning up a windstorm. I go dancing with a sweater on, while the gals in sleeveless attire are...