| Mar 22, 2009
Here are the tip times and announcers for the NCAA Tournament regional semifinals. Not sure officially which games the New York market will get, but I'd bet on the UConn, Duke, Syracuse and North Carolina games. Thursday: 7:07 p.m. Glendale......
| Apr 8, 2009
Congratulations to NEXXICE of Canada for winning the world synchronized skating championship in Zagreb and ending a long Scandinavian stranglehold on the title. And a laurel and hearty handshake to the Miami Heat on its fourth consecutive NBA Dance......
| Mar 4, 2015
| 3:23 PM
Glib use of the word globalization leads us to believe that humans have overrun the whole planet. We haven't. Vast areas remain unexplored and inaccessible. Chief among these are dark abyssal plains beneath sunlit seas. And of these plains, the most...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 2:16 PM
Last week, deep drifts of cold snow buried my domestic universe. Within them were specks of dust from treated roads and residues of carbon from exhaust. Flinging this stuff around my inner space with a shovel reminded me of last year's noteworthy comet...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 2:39 PM
Despite what you might hear, President Barack Obama is not poised to veto the Keystone XL pipeline. He's poised to veto a bill that would negate his authority to decide and would cut short the State Department review. Congress wants to act now and ask...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:27 PM
Our living planet is not dead yet. I just love it when the solid Earth communicates with us directly, rather than indirectly through its more volatile derivatives of air, water and life. Like last week, when a tectonic jolt below Plainfield sped to the...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:48 PM
Is the new designation for books — "Realistic Romance" — a contradiction in terms? Is it a classic oxymoron right up there with "free gift," "business ethics" and "adult children"?
Or will "Realistic Romance" now forever (another lovely...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 9:04 AM
Just as "one size fits all" is an incomplete sentence, so is describing people as "older:" Even in terms of sentence construction it sidesteps the real question. Older than what? Older than whom? Older than fashion models? My cat is older than many...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Last month, I had the displeasure of attending a lecture-slide show titled "Climate Change in the American Mind." My unhappiness came not from its presenter — Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication —...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:55 PM
Last year, I kept a file of stories about the most stupid events covered by the national media. I'm sharing one with hope it may help prevent a copycat from appearing in 2015.
My favorite contagion of stupidity began when some macho Boy Scout leaders...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 4:14 PM
"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite — only a sense of existence. ... O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can...