On the Side of “Boys on the Side”

It was around Veterans’ Day, 2003, when Larry Flynt announced he had photographs of former POW and memoirist Jessica Lynch cavorting — I believe that was the very word the news services used — topless before a group of male soldiers. Very much to its credit, the greater share of the American media and public [Read More...]

Aging and Single, Self-Reproachful and Relieved

You know you’re in extremis as far as marriageability goes when you find yourself composing sonnets to the memories of women you met and knew — against your own wishes, exclusively — through social media: The first “Like” after each posting is mine; A blogger self-promotion makes or breaks. Far more than talent, moxie’s what [Read More...]

Wanted: Tales from “Blah” Marriages

The Pew Research Center reports that millennials — adults aged 18 to 29 — think parenthood is more important than marriage. According to a poll taken last year, 52% of respondents said that being a good parent is “very important”; only 30% say the same about a good marriage. For years now, I’ve watched Baby [Read More...]


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