March 12, 2014

The Slow Glass of Online Discounters

(Originally published February 24, 2014, in Capital.) If you want to see how some companies here seem blind to reality, take a look at the discounting business.  […]
March 6, 2014

Just in case you think journalism ever changes

From Salmagundi, a series of satirical pamphlets written by Washington Irving, his brothers and friends in New York City from January 1807 to January 1808. The […]
January 6, 2014


A short excerpt from a story that takes place more than 100 years ago.  Written for a book (East of Eden) published in 1952.  No matter.  […]
December 26, 2013

Dump, Squoosh, Bake, Powder = Christmas Cookies

So what do you do with all those pounds of butter you received under the Christmas tree?  What?  You didn’t?  Well, let’s pretend you did. I’m […]
December 18, 2013

Oh, this is not the way I wanted to start my Christmas

Ooops. It seems I was mistaken yesterday when I wrote that short item on Facebook about the brains behind F64’s successful PR stunt a few days […]
December 18, 2013

Running Off the Rails: The Sale of CFR Marfa

(Originally published in the Autumn 2013 issue of Esquire magazine.) [Update: Oct. 14 –  The deal to sell CFR Marfa collapses after time runs out and […]
December 10, 2013

How I Know I’m Not in New York (Part 9)

“Black Friday-and-a-half” I apologize for the delay, but I’ve been out shopping and didn’t have time until now to jot down the recent conversation with my […]
December 1, 2013

A Jew. Of course.

(Originally published in the November 2013 issue of Elle magazine.) Some time ago, I was ruining my day trying to accomplish something simple at my bank […]