Tag archives: friends

Between 2 (Thousand) Ferns
By Les Firestein   |   January 1, 2022

Some words by Les Firestein. Better words by Jeffrey Klarik and David Crane. Photography by Edward Clynes When you drive up to David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik’s estate in Montecito, what you first notice is what you don’t see. The place is inconspicuous, almost hidden. There’s no coat of arms or imposing stone lions standing […]

The Joy of Cooking Together
By Ann Brode   |   December 28, 2021

This time of year, when days are short and nights are longer, it feels important to celebrate light and be light-hearted. The traditions of Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, and Kwanzaa all include lighting candles, singing songs, and feasting together. Although COVID sensibilities have pared down the numbers, we don’t have to cancel the party. Smaller […]

Memories are Made of This
By Jerold Oshinsky   |   May 21, 2020

I am writing this article both as a memorial to a dear friend of 50 years who just succumbed to COVID. And as a reminder to all that the coronavirus remains a clear and present danger to everyone. After eight weeks of hibernation, I am as stir crazy as everyone else, although I have the […]

Best and Worst Friend
By Ashleigh Brilliant   |   March 19, 2020

One of the advantages of outliving people you knew is that you can write freely about them. The worst best friend I ever had was named Nathan Povich Mensh. We were kids when we met in 1941 in Washington, D.C., where our houses backed onto each other, with an alley between. I was eight, and […]