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forgotten sparkle

08/25/15 08:59

In his beautiful memoir, Let Me Finish, Roger Angell writes of the great New Yorker writer Emily Hahn (remember her? no, me neither) and describes her “gleam of everyday transcendence.”

By Thomas Swick • Category: writers
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missense of place

08/24/15 08:27

You're a travel writer when you go to a mall and think for a moment that you're at an airport.

By Thomas Swick • Category: Uncategorized
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a grand city

08/21/15 10:51

New York likes to bill itself as "the greatest city in the world," and it's true that after half a century of visits I still find something new, not just a street I've never walked down before but a phenomenon I've never seen in all my travels elsewhere.

Last Saturday, for instance, Washington Square Park offered for your musical enjoyment not just the obligatory drummer, and the likely jazz trio, but a classical pianist who sat in shorts and high black socks at a baby grand piano that had been placed in the middle of one of the park's major cross lanes.

By Thomas Swick • Category: Uncategorized
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endangered gags

08/20/15 09:18

The news of rising seas has me worried about the future of the desert island cartoon.

By Thomas Swick • Category: Uncategorized

As impressive as the response to my Op-Ed piece has been the concern, especially from the readers who took the trouble to find my email address and write to me personally. I have received suggestions on gluten-free products (granted, one from a producer of such products) and recommendations for Chinese restaurants in the DC area. In fact, the writer said he would treat Hania and me to dinner at one the next time we're in the area. People - as is not always evident when reading "Comments" - are often very nice.

By Thomas Swick • Category: Uncategorized

Yesterday I had an Op-Ed piece in The Wall Street Journal about the fad for gluten-free and how it has become a mixed blessing for celiacs. It received the most response of anything I've written in a four-decade-long career.

By Thomas Swick • Category: Uncategorized