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Category Archives: Letters To A Friend

Twitter Needs To End

Yikes, a reader writes:   I have never warmed to Twitter. The premise of an artificially restrictive “platform” for communicating that allows you only a few dozen letters to complete … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Fears of freedom in the Great Again

My uncle read this recently, and sent me a note: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/14/opinion/sunday/millennials-freedom-fear.htmlet “Let me tell you about freedom. It is not a ‘thing’, like Uggs or a new laptop. Freedom is … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · Leave a comment


“Wheat kings and pretty things Wait and see what tomorrow brings”   My dear M., You might be fatigued by the megabytes of music from Tiny in your inbox over … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fiddle Music from ‘La Belle Provence’ (Canada)

“Dear M., I hope that you’re not yet sick of my transmissions. For I have re-discovered this great Québec group that has this great version of Sur Le Pont D’Avignon, … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Forgiveness and the ‘feng shui’ lady

The feng shui lady told me that I am carrying too much anger, and that people who rub me the wrong way are actually showing me something I don’t like … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Brothers, Sisters, Mothers, Fathers …

Dear M, Your brother’s email to you was awful; tactless and crude. As I’m a bit older than you, though not necessarily smarter, I’ll be bold and offer here some … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment