Not being Navajo, there were no “first laugh” ceremonies in my household. But who could forget their child’s first laugh? It’s like having one of the mysteries of life presented to you out of nowhere, right in your own house. That laugh comes from some unknown place deep inside. It may be a response to... Read More
Why No Mark Twain for Our Second Gilded Age?
Well, humor is the great thing, the saving thing, after all. -- Mark Twain Twain for as long as I’ve known him has been true to his word, and so I’m careful never to find myself too far out of his reach. The Library of America volumes of hisCollected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, and Essays (1852–1910)... Read More