High Life

Swimming the Oil-Dark Sea

Swimming the Oil-Dark Sea

Porto Cheli—Nothing is moving, not a twig nor a leaf, and I find myself missing...

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Kisses in an Air Raid

Kisses in an Air Raid

Porto Cheli—I have been thinking about my children and my own strange boyhood as...

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Get Me to Wyoming!

Get Me to Wyoming!

I am looking out my window at the green landscape and forested mountains rising...

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Two Wrongs Make a Mess

Two Wrongs Make a Mess

One event I regretted missing on my last visit to London was a party at the Polish...

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My Kind of Dragon

My Kind of Dragon

I write this on July 14, France’s big day, and on the 25th anniversary of my...

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Cruising the Med

Cruising the Med

Island of Rhodos—When I’m on the water, I feel I was born to it. Yachting has...

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Vodkas in Arcadia

Vodkas in Arcadia

To Fort Belvedere for a ball that most likely will discourage any more balls...

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A Short History of Stupidity in the Middle East

A Short History of Stupidity in the Middle East

When I hear the words Sykes-Picot I more often than not feel like punching an...

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How Not to Be a Pug

How Not to Be a Pug

As everyone who has ever joined a club knows, Pugs is the world’s most exclusive...

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The Strangeness of Age

The Strangeness of Age

Gstaad—A slight bump at 30,000 feet concentrates the mind, as the good Dr....

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To Hell With the Truth

To Hell With the Truth

Last week in the Bagel, and then London here I come. As I write, hundreds of...

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You Say Wrongful Termination, I Say Murder

You Say Wrongful Termination, I Say Murder

New York—Here’s a question for you loyal readers: If a fellow asks his wife to...

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Walking Her Down

Walking Her Down

So the wedding of my little girl to Andy Bancroft Cooke went off without a hitch,...

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The Crucifixion of Donald Sterling

The Crucifixion of Donald Sterling

Like the late Christopher Hitchens, who only discovered his Jewish roots once he...

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