My Aunt Vera…

My Aunt Vera was a genuinely nice person. She could have been the All-American model for a Norman Rockwell painting and she always...

The Essential Holiday…

My Aunt Vera was a genuinely nice person. She could have been an All-American model for a Norman Rockwell painting and she always looked,...

Turkeys…Everywhere

Nigella? Really? Generally, I expect that the biggest news to break during this, my favorite holiday, is the by now...

Following the Money

David Cay Johnston calls the “unfortunate tendency…to quote people accurately without explaining the underlying context.” The story of...

Thanksgiving

The Year the Johnson’s Integrated Thanksgiving Note: Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. I’m re-posting a Thanksgiving piece from several...

Happy Thanksgiving

It is well to remember that as troubled as our economy is at this traditional season of Thanksgiving, there have been darker times....

The First Thanksgiving

Secretary of State William Seward drafted Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation in 1863 establishing the last Thursday of November as a national...