Prime Football

Prime Football

Some observations from watching Prime Video’s streaming coverage of the Chiefs-Chargers last night, including why anyone would choose to listen to five guys in a man cave discussing the game instead of the great Al Michaels.

A Rough Ride

A Rough Ride

In every city where I’ve been a resident or visitor, one of the locals has told me, “No one here knows how to drive.” It’s usually not true — especially in Lisbon. Here’s why.

Mmm, Spanish Food

Mmm, Spanish Food

Our recent trip to Spain meant trying all sorts of delicious new foods, from Iberian ham to a different kind of grilled cheese. Oh yeah, we also learned a secret about paella and couldn’t stop eating a sweet treat.

More Iberian Adventures

More Iberian Adventures

More stories from our vacation in Spain and Portugal, including walking tours, art museums, the amazing efficiency of Global Entry, and a revelation about Twitter.

Iberian Adventure

Iberian Adventure

Here are some stories from our recent 10-day trip to three European cities we’d never visited before: Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon.

Why I’m Not Writing A Book

Why I’m Not Writing A Book

I have been asked many times over my radio career — and even more since I retired — when I would write a book about my experiences. Here’s why I haven’t, and won’t.

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev

The death of Mikhail Gorbachev last week had me remembering when, in the last months of the USSR, I broadcast my radio show from Moscow back to the US — and the time DC locals were surprised to find themselves shaking his hand.

Review: “McEnroe”

Review: “McEnroe”

My review of a new documentary about John McEnroe, from his years as a wooden racket-wielding bad boy of the tennis court to his current position as one of the most respected analysts in sports television.

The Real Dog Day Afternoon

The Real Dog Day Afternoon

Yesterday, I put “Dog Day Afternoon” at the top of my list of the greatest bank heist movies ever. To mark the 50th anniversary of the event it was based on, Daniel Edward Rosen has written a terrific piece with amazing details about the actual robbery.

Best Bank Heist Movies Ever

Best Bank Heist Movies Ever

Why do they make movies about bank robbers? Because that’s where the money is. Here are the ten best, with two of them starring the same actor.

Find This

Find This

At the gym, I started to put my earbuds in before realizing I didn’t have my phone. I worked up a sweat without it, but when I returned home and couldn’t find it, Apple’s FindMy feature was no help. Here’s the story.

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

I’ll never forget that very odd episode of “I Dream Of Jeannie” in which Larry Hagman petitioned the court to force Barbara Eden to call him “Special Master.”

One Less Hour

One Less Hour

Some thoughts about NBC executives considering no longer airing network shows in the last hour of primetime. No, it doesn’t mean Jay Leno gets his hour back.

Lyrics That Became Irrelevant

Lyrics That Became Irrelevant

The other day, I heard this line in Dr. Hook’s 1972 hit “Sylvia’s Mother” that made me wonder if anyone under 30 years old had any idea what the words meant.