Air-Minded: Literary Influences (Wait, What?)

A friend sent me a link to astronaut Scott Kelly’s New York Times op-ed, “How Tom Wolfe Changed My Life.” It’s a wonderful tribute to a great writer, but if, like me, you aren’t a subscriber and are limited in how many NYT clicks you get each month, here’s the part that grabbed me, where Kelly describes […]


One sees more and more of this sort of thing on Facebook: Wow!  Look at all those likes!  Look at all those shares!  I wonder, do these loyal American Facebook users think someone’s keeping a list?  Maybe Mark Zuckerberg?  The FBI?  Santa?  It puts me in mind of this passage from Joseph Heller’s Catch-22: Almost […]