Riding a wave
What is it about the sight and sound of surf we find so hypnotic, so comforting? Is it the siren song of our ancestral home, issuing from deep in the recesses of time? Whether breaking on shore or swelling on the open sea, ocean waves can be mesmerizing — or terrifying.
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You never get too old for good laugh
About seven years ago, a national news magazine offered a great five-year subscription deal and I called to sign up. The polite young lady who greeted me said “We need to know your date of birth.” After a minute or so, it came to me and I told her. There was silence, then some rustling of papers and I heard her say something to a co-worker. “Sir,” she said finally, “we have a good 2-year plan …
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