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Don’t make me beg

Don’t make me beg

I admired the chutzpah of the woman asking for money at the corner of Alvarado Blvd. and Glendale Blvd. in Los Angeles this evening. Her shirt was so perfect: it featured the dog from “Family Guy” saying, “Don’t make me beg.” I was...

Where is Paradise?

When I was in high school, a friend moved from New Jersey to Bermuda for several years. I asked my father if he’d ever consider moving there, and he said we’d become weak and lazy in such a nice place, and that we needed to live in a cold and serious place...

WASP with a Wasp

This cute little wasp was eager to enter my house the other day. I was not in the mood to entertain, hence the fingerprints on the glass where I tried to scare it away. We had a staredown, and the wasp won. I exited out a different door. Hopefully there isn’t a...

Squirrel escapes dog

When I recently read a story about how modern, domesticated dogs usually make lousy hunters, I felt like sending an invitation to the reporter to come visit my little dog. He’s caught 12 birds and a squirrel in the past year, and would have caught a mole last...

My private screening of “Charlie St. Cloud”

When my daughter and I arrived just as the previews were starting for Charlie St. Cloud last Thursday night, we were hoping we’d get good seats. Silly us. We were the only ones in the theater. Eventually two other small groups came in, but for awhile we could...