The Sunday Paper: Chapter 43

Yes, hello! 🙂 It’s a new year and I’ve changed my calendar. Hooray.

Given that I need to pick a day off, it would seem that this thing I’ve been doing with the paper may have to change. Or not, if I take Saturday off. How Jewish/interesting.

In the meantime, onward.


A tree that stood for five centuries. Will it be sold for $17,500? (My first “gift link” of the year.)

China harvests masses of data on Western targets. Don’t worry, that can’t happen here.

I really should write my memoirs.


Historically, women don’t exist. Yeah. No shit. (And another “gift link”.)

Yeah, trying to appease everyone is a losing proposition.

Book World

The importance of volcanoes, on Earth and beyond.

Would I rather read a book about a tuba player or one about a photographer?


The only bits that caught my interest were the ones about blockchain, NFTs, and crypto.


I should or could write a book about the Purple Line project.

Oh, look. Someone’s planning a march that doesn’t involve committing treason.

On Saturday, the weather was definitely foggy.

Film honors African American women who worked as ‘Rosie the Riveters’. (Another “gift link”.)

RIP Betty White.

RIP Karen Ferguson, founder of pension watchdog group.

Keep looking up!


Ever think about resigning? 🙂


I’m counting the days until spring training. 🙂

Arts & Style

Climate change plays out on the big screen TV.

Theater of War gives troops more than a show of sympathy.

AI on lost works draw fans and critics.

Travel “How I got here, I’m not sure. But if I’m ever going to get out, I will have to get my bearings.”

“On foot, the world will always be vast and varied, because there’s no skimming over the places in between.”

“I’m an amateur photographer whose concept of travel has changed during the pandemic.”


I’ve been fascinated by this place for some time now.

Greta Thunberg. “We cannot compromise with the laws of physics.”

I really do need to write my memoirs.

Finally, the Funnies!

Yes, yes, yes. No, no, no.

Ain’t that the truth?

I feel your pain, Scott.

PS: I assume it’s not too late to share my 2021 Year in Review video and to wish you all a happy new year! 🙂

This entry was posted in News Roundup, Sunday Reading, The Sunday Paper, Videos and tagged Amwriting, Journalism, My Sunday Reading, My Videos, News Roundup, Sunday Reading, Writing, Year in Review. Bookmark the permalink.

Originally published at on January 3, 2022.



New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including the Sam McRae Mystery series. Screenwriter, podcaster, and blogger. My website:

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