Kennedy, Mallon, and Me
How my life intersected with an American president and a major American writer.

Life report card
In 2011, David Brooks, in his New York Times column, asked that 70+ aged readers write their own life report cards. Some months later, I wrote my own as a possible first step toward an autobiography. Now, having turned 80, I’ve updated my report card and graded it by decades.

My Argentine Marquis
Each person we care about transforms us in some way: Dashing “H” showed me the prospect of a bigger world, of a life of romance, of the possibility of playing one’s days out on a larger stage. For this I will always be grateful.