The New Anxiety

(c) Andrew Safer 2014 In the prehistoric pre-Internet days, there were far fewer distressing things to be worried about, and we weren’t finding out about them in real time. Today, headlines like this, accompanied by arresting images, greet us larger than life before our morning coffee: Most Face Masks In China Don’t Work And Pollution …

Happiness: “Automat” Style

© Andrew Safer 2014 When I was a young boy growing up in New York City in the late 1950s, I used to love to go to Horn and Hardart’s “Automat” to marvel at all the luscious treats that were displayed in plain view. All my parents had to do was put coins in a …

Home Base

(c) Andrew Safer 2014 Stirring the milk into my morning tea, I’m thinking about taking a shower. And then there’s the e-mail I have to send about the project that has been dragging on too long. As I bound up the stairs, tea sloshes on the floor as I head for the shower. Maybe if …