Notes on…

goop

The weird and wacky world of Goop

April 25, 2019 3:45 pm

No visit is complete without admiring the store’s famous jade eggs

cats

The holy pedigree of cats

April 18, 2019 9:40 am

Despite there being no mention of them in the Bible, cats have a prestigious holy pedigree in Christianity

irish ruins

The unique, bittersweet beauty of Irish ruins

March 14, 2019 11:04 am

The number of Irish country houses has continued to decline over the past 40 years

cocaine

Why I’ve given up cocaine

January 3, 2019 9:09 am

I got away from the drug without doing lasting damage to myself — but I’ll never know what I did to others

patricia highsmith

In defense of Patricia Highsmith

November 22, 2018 12:11 pm

As one who knew and liked the American author over many years, the picture painted by a new play seems unfairly partial