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Mr. Simmons said he would not try to overturn the ban, in order to avoid creating a “distraction.” In any event, he said, he had already been thinking about retiring from competitive play. “I will rise above this issue and get on with more important things in life than playing Scrabble,” he said.
In life, there are things
more important than Scrabble.
Like tax evasion.
One of President Trump’s most controversial judicial nominees did not disclose on publicly available congressional documents that he is married to a senior lawyer in the White House Counsel’s Office.
He did not disclose
that he is married to a
White House lawyer. Oops.
Paul Cooper, the grandson of Besse Cooper, who wore the oldest-living-person-on-Earth mantle in 2012, summed up for me the zeitgeist’s love-hate relationship with extreme longevity: “People would say ‘That’s amazing,”’ he said of the reactions to his grandmother, who died at 116. “Then in the next breath, they would say, ‘I don’t want to live that long.”’
Knowing when to leave
the party is a welcome
trait in any guest.
For many New Yorkers, the best kind of neighbor is a quiet one who offers little more than a cursory nod in the elevator. Yet, when Gotham West, a luxury apartment building in Hell’s Kitchen, announced an October outing to an apple orchard, nearly 50 people signed up in 15 minutes, filling the charter bus, and leaving another 15 names on a waiting list.
My “Why I live in
New York” list does not include