Tonto, Aunt Jemima, and the Challenge of Oblivious Bias

Tonto, Aunt Jemima, and the Challenge of Oblivious Bias

Surrounded by dozens of hostile Indians on horseback waving rifles and tomahawks, the Lone Ranger turns ...

Remarkable Graveyards and Sad Words of Wisdom

Remarkable Graveyards and Sad Words of Wisdom

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As our days in St. Louis grow shorter--we move to Chicago in November--Margi and I took ...

From Covfefe to Aunt Jemima R.I.P.–Trademarks in the Era of Black Lives Matter

From Covfefe to Aunt Jemima R.I.P.–Trademarks in the Era of Black Lives Matter

In my day job as an intellectual property lawyer I've been blogging occasionally about the strange ...

Benny and the Greatest Bowel Movement in Literature

Benny and the Greatest Bowel Movement in Literature

Several years ago, as an interminable mediation of a high-profile trademark case stretched into the wee ...

Sex, Ecclesiastes, and Jewish Mothers

Sex, Ecclesiastes, and Jewish Mothers

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One of the unexpected joys of writing a mystery series--or any series--is getting to spend more ...

An Author Event in the Era of COVID-19

An Author Event in the Era of COVID-19

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I now have my own sequel to one of my favorite novels by the great Gabriel ...

More on Cage-Free Characters

More on Cage-Free Characters

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Okay, you may be saying, enough with these cage-free characters already! I understand. I promise. But Bookreporter.com ...

Marcus Aurelius and COVID-19

Marcus Aurelius and COVID-19

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I keep a copy of the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius nearby and am continually amazed by ...

A Special Heaven for Authors: My Fantasy

A Special Heaven for Authors: My Fantasy

I've been thinking about the afterlife lately. Not mine, though at age of 67 I know ...

Napoleon’s Penis: The Ultimate MacGuffin?

Napoleon’s Penis: The Ultimate MacGuffin?

The answer: absolutely. And yes, I know where you focused on that painting of Napoleon. But before ...