Date: 23 December 2013

The Gift of the Mac Guy

With apologies to William Sydney Porter

NINE THOUSAND, three hundred and ninety-nine dollars. That was all. And five thousand of it was in hundreds. Hundreds saved three and four at a time by skimping on holiday tips to the doorman, postman et al and by strategicallly deferring a select few visits to the spa at Madison and 55th, until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Read more...

The Twelve Zero Days of Christmas

By now, it should be apparent that no genre of music–classic, holiday or otherwise–is immune from parody once I take keyboard in hand. This one’s a bit of a stretch, though, so stick with me here. When last I shared the most recent details of my multiple medical misfortunes, I had just returned from the NIH clinical trial in Bethesda and was preparing for a battery of childhood immunizations to replace those erased courtesy of the transplant process. Read more...

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