On a rainy morning in early January, the two of us descend into the catacombs beneath Princeton’s Firestone Library to read the most famous sealed library archive in the world.
You don’t expect to find insights into our troubled times from the Flemish Old Masters. But on a recent trip to Brussels I found myself wandering into the Royal Museum of Fine Arts.
There are two temples in Robbinsville: one for spiritual needs, the other for material desires.
There are people who love to cook. They are mysteries to me. But my ricotta pudding is my pride.
In Times Square, in the middle of Manhattan, I make my way into the huge Marriott Marquis hotel. I step into a glass elevator, which hangs on the outside of a column in the huge atrium. While we ascend, I get views of different worlds.
This was the beginning of a new life in which I myself was involved and had a voice and a mind and free will of my own.
The Dutch have adopted a do-it-your-way attitude toward social rules. American social life, in contrast, operates by rules that are often unspoken but rigorously observed.
This keto diet goes against everything I have learned about healthy eating.
A century ago around a thousand children died of measles every year in the Netherlands alone. Half a million children, mostly young, died worldwide. I am grateful that our children were born in another time.
He had had a deadly variant of leukemia and maybe a few months left to live. Now there is no trace of the disease