When Maya Angelou Had Dinner at Our House
It was 1974. It was a different world. It was when books were – well books. She had come to speak at a book and author luncheon. Another speaker that day was my mother, Lois Wyse, who had just written her first novel: The Rosemary Touch. As a teenage boy, I was fulfilling my obligation, and went […]
Annual salary for a mid-level CEO in 2013 according to recent data, an 8.8% increase from 2012
Florida’s law contravenes our nation’s commitment to dignity and its duty to teach human decency as the mark of a civilized world.
Supreme Court Justice Kennedy on overturning a law that prohibits inmates with IQs of over 70 points from using mental disability as a defense against execution.
Health Insurance’s Rolling Admissions
The deadline has passed, but it’s not too late! No, we’re not talking about taxes — hope everyone filed on time! The deadline in question was the March 31st deadline marking the end of the open enrollment period for health insurance on the public exchanges. A related deadline was April 30th, the hard deadline for […]
I Was Within 20 Seconds Of Being Killed in a Mid-Air Collision
On April 25, flying back to Los Angeles from Hawaii, the United Airlines flight I was on made a 600-foot drop in a matter of seconds to avoid a head-on collision. News reports noted that the pilot of the plane I was on, United Flight 1205, said, “We’ve got an emergency descent going!” During the […]
The Cost of Health Insurance — Where You Live Matters
Under the ACA, it’s well understood that the cost of health insurance varies depending on your income, which determines how much of a government subsidy you qualify for, if any. But that’s not the only variable: it also depends on where you live. To give a sense of just how different the price can be, […]
Length (in feet) of possibly the largest dinosaur ever discovered, recently unearthed in Argentina
Not a chance!
Jill Abramson, former NYT head, responding to the question of whether or not she will have the Times “T” tattoo on her back removed
Adam Silver & Alan Mulally
Adam Silver became commissioner of the National Basketball Association on February 1, 2014 succeeding David Stern. It was a passing of the baton that was not a defining moment. Silver’s defining moment, as we all know came on April 29, 2014, when he banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the NBA for life. […]
Draft pick number for Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, picked up this week by the St. Louis Rams