Newspaper readership

19 February 2017

Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there’s a good chance that nobody is reading my column.

Dave Barry


18 February 2017

News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising.

Lord Northcliffe


17 February 2017

Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.

David Bowie

Now we’re e-mailing

16 February 2017

Now we’re e-mailing and tweeting and texting so much, a phone call comes as a fresh surprise. I get text messages on my cell phone all day long, and it warbles to alert me that someone has sent me a message on Facebook or a reply or direct message on Twitter, but it rarely ever rings.

Susan Orlean

When I’m on the couch

15 February 2017

When I’m on the couch, I usually have the TV on and my MacBook Air nearby. And sometimes, when my ADD is really kicking in, I have my iPad too. And my iPhone. And a magazine that I haven’t gotten to. And a book under the pillow to my left.

Aubrey Plaza

A kiss

14 February 2017

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.

Rupert Brooke

All you need

13 February 2017

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.

Charles M. Schulz

There is no night life

12 February 2017

There is no night life in Spain. They stay up late but they get up late. That is not night life. That is delaying the day.

Ernest Hemingway

I’m sorry

11 February 2017

I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.

Robin Williams

If you hear a voice

10 February 2017

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

 Vincent Van Gogh

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