Other Essays

Letter of Consolation to Parents Who Have Lost a Son to Suicide

Dearest Roberta and Phillip, Surely there is nothing more difficult for a parent to go through than what you are Continue Reading →


Here’s a letter I recently sent out to my college class in anticipation of our fiftieth class reunion: Dear Classmates, I Continue Reading →

Just Trying to Get Through: Jim O’Neill and Vietnam

PART ONE: FACING THE DRAFT In the autumn of 1968, Jim O’Neill was finally in the place where he knew Continue Reading →

What Will You Say?

April 16, 2013 A friend wrote me last night with a question.  She had just heard of the massacre at Continue Reading →

Mutual Marriage

  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, social scientists have announced a new theory of marriage, http://nyti.ms/1f00hLA. At its heart is Continue Reading →