Essays in Idleness



We marked yesterday the fourth anniversary of the death of our father, the industrial designer, Jim Warren; though it is now more like a decade since he was fully present, with all his earthly wits about him. Yet we could still converse; wordlessly, at the end. An Anglican priest once warned us, while on deathbed […]

The end of Twinkies?

At last, people begin to understand. It’s not just some abstract end of the world. It’s the end of Wonder Bread. It’s the end of Ding Dongs. It’s the end of Twinkies. Hostess Brands Inc. have shut all their factories. Many thousands of employees who decided to strike a company that had twice filed for […]