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Clara had been in her crib for about fifteen minutes when she began calling for Mommy. Elysha thought that she was asking for a tissue, so she went upstairs to give her one. It wasn’t a tissue that she was requesting. It was a tickle. Much cuter but considerably less okay since it was well…

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Tonight I am grateful to the readers who take the time to write to me after reading my books. I received three emails today from readers who recently finished one or both of my books, which is a lot of responses for a single day but not uncommon at all. I probably hear from about…

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Yeats once asked, “Why should not old men be mad?” In his final broadcast for A Point of View Clive James offers his answer.  With his granddaughter and her friends bouncing on the furniture, James looks back on his own childhood to a time when the modern world was at its worst and countless millions…

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Someday my wife and I will spend the money to furnish our home with new furniture. This will probably happen when the children are a little older and less likely to ruin it. Maybe in our next home. Until that time, I am grateful for the friends who have so generously passed on their furniture…

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