Harry Birthday

Today is the 137th birthday of Harry Houdini, or, as one author puts it, America’s first superhero. This photo occupies a special place in my heart and in my house; it was a gift from my mother-in-law. (My wife’s grandfather is standing the background, wearing glasses. He was, incidentally, the tallest man to have graduated […]

I Wanna Be Like Harry Houdini

Pretty much confirmed now: Chris Evans will be Captain America. Hey, it could have been Dane Cook. Count your blessings. *** Writer becomes addicted to cocaine, Grand Theft Auto, regrets nothing. The game does not give you any way to interact with this man other than through physical violence, so you take a swing. The […]