It’s My Birthday

It’s my birthday. The very first in my life without the woman who birthed me. I’d post one of those photos here. You know the kind with the mother kneeling beside her daughter or son, as they blow out their candles, but I don’t have a single photo of me and my mother on my [Read More…]

In Pursuit of Self-Indulgence

  So you heard about this fellow in Washington State who ordered the most expensive Starbucks drink ever? $47.30. For one drink. Beau Chevassus didn’t actually pay for the drink. It was his 27th birthday so he got the drink for free. And it wasn’t like he was going to drink the drink anyway. It [Read More…]

Celebrating Lillian

  I’m writing this from a Starbucks in Columbus, Georgia. I made a very quick and very mysterious trip south. A secret mission of honor and happiness to help celebrate the 90th birthday of Lillian Champion. I met Lillian after she contacted me via email following the publication of some column about my father that [Read More…]