“There was no U.S. Open at Shinnecock in 1996,”

Their hurry gains them only a place in a slow queue

Publicists make the world go round

It occurred to me to ask if he might know something about three Japanese prints I inherited

Sea robins are the dominant fish along the shore this year

“Surely, I’ll be dead by then,” I said as I reached for the calculator

A helmet of synthetic hair that I kept on a Styrofoam wig stand

A sort of homey, old-fashioned feeling of being in an outdoor room

Spring and the beginning of summer have a too-quick quality in this and other ways

Mary calls it paradise