Amy’s Palm Springs Dessert Salad

A guest chef in my kitchen has made me realize how much I’m missing blood orange olive oil. … More Amy’s Palm Springs Dessert Salad

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A close encounter of the airliner kind with Cindy Crawford, whose assistant had no TV

On yesterday’s flight to Los Angeles, my seatmate in Business Class was a young woman—I’ll call her Jennifer—who said she was Cindy Crawford’s assistant. Miss Crawford, Jennifer said, was just ahead in the First Class cabin. Jennifer works for her Crawdaddy Productions, dealing with agents and all those who want the 51-year-old supermodel’s endorsement. They were returning … More A close encounter of the airliner kind with Cindy Crawford, whose assistant had no TV

Two books help to understand the endurance of liberalism and why it now falters

Besides the broad movement against unaccountable central authority, the election of Donald Trump was a statement against the political correctness that increasingly entails speech codes and the denial of speech. In their protests, liberals go on claiming the high road. … More Two books help to understand the endurance of liberalism and why it now falters

Hillary lost, singers and strummers proved all too perishable, but it wasn’t such a bad year

Even though my favorite beer is noticeably cheaper at the Publix supermarket, I have to say that visiting Florida makes me so happy to live in California. Florida is flat, featureless, and the Baptists are watching. … More Hillary lost, singers and strummers proved all too perishable, but it wasn’t such a bad year