Category Archives: The Facts of Life

Can you bear another Trump pathology? It’s necrophilia

This is one of those “many years ago, I read…” things. So… Many years ago, when I was reading biographies of Hitler, I learned that (1) he could be called a necrophiliac and (2) necrophilia, literally “love of death,” was … Continue reading

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New York, the anarchy city

Today in the Daily News there’s a two-page spread quoting lots of New Yorkers on William Barr’s charge that our city is anarchic. Here are some of the comments: “I can’t help but feel attacked. Honestly, I just think they … Continue reading

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Do you want to know about a saint named Corona? Sure you do.

My dear friend, Andrea Vuocolo, is my hagiography maven. She knows more about saints and their stories than anybody of my acquaintance. I can’t recall why, many years ago, I learned about her saint savvy. I must have been writing … Continue reading

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