I have spent my working life writing, much of it self-employed as a weekly newspaper editor and publisher, and as a freelance writer. I have written opinion pieces, book reviews, travel articles, and profiles for newspapers and magazines, among them The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newswe...
It is so frightening to contemplate that most of us put it off for as long as possible, sometime forever: our Last Will and Testament. What are we so afraid of? The loss of loved ones? Not being able to take it all with us? That dreaded transition from being to nothingness - or worse? No, as forbidding as those matters are to dwell upon, there is something else. It is the turgid, redundant, legal prose that wills, judgments and codicils consist of, I hereby maintain, aver and asseverate.
Paul Fusco is hunting for bobcats on a late winter afternoon in the wilds of Connecticut, not far from his Oxford home. His weapon of choice is a digital spear — a hefty tripod armed with a camera and a 600-mm lens. He has seen his quarry prowling this scruffy hayfield in recent weeks. But his chances of seeing the well-camouflaged predator, much less of getting a clear shot, are small. He has managed this photographic feat before, although not on this day.
Why the new health-care bill may keep affordable care out of reach for someIt is easy to forget how intense the space race was in the 1960s and how infatuated Americans were with all things extraterrestrial.