Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, and William Hopper in Perry Mason
Culture

Perry Mason: intelligent television from a bygone era

If you’re fed up with the inanity of fake news, the depressing facts in real news, and the stupidity of modern pop culture, may I recommend Perry Mason? I’ve always enjoyed knitting to classic television. I’ve knit my way through I Love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Bewitched, Gilligan’s [Read More]

Opioid crisis
Culture

Losing friends and family to America’s opioid crisis

A decent HBO documentary about America’s opioid crisis raises questions perhaps you can answer and elicits observations based on my own experiences. Last night, I finally got around to watching HBO’s Warning: This Drug May Kill You, a documentary about the opioid addiction problem America is facing. It’s a decent [Read More]