A Literary Adventure

A good friend, Joan Kaskell, recently gave me two books published by The Library of America on the work of women crime writers of the 1940s and 1950s. I was delighted, and even more so when she invited me to a program where two mystery writers discussed the works. A...

My friend, Gil Kaplan

I just attended the touching, moving celebration of the life of Gil Kaplan, who died January 1 of this year. I worked for Gil in the late 1970s, as a writer for Institutional Investor magazine, which he had founded in 1966, when he was 26 years old. II was an instant...

New York Pandas

Representative Carolyn Maloney wants to bring a pair of pandas to New York. What a great idea! Surely everyone would be thrilled if we had pandas. (I adore them.) But while most people love the idea, not Mayor de Blasio. Ms. Maloney has told us, “the mayor doesn’t...